[Daily article] January 11: Dover Athletic F.C.

Dover Athletic Football Club is an association football club formed in
1983, based in the town of Dover, Kent, England. In the 1989–90 season
Dover Athletic won the Southern League championship, but failed to gain
promotion to the Football Conference as the club’s ground did not meet
the required standard. Three seasons later the team won the title again
and this time gained promotion to the Conference, where they spent nine
seasons before being relegated. The club was transferred to the Isthmian
League Premier Division in 2004, but another poor season led the club to
a further relegation. After three seasons in the Isthmian League
Division One South, the club won the championship and promotion back to
the Premier Division, and the following season won another championship
and promotion to Conference South. In the 2013–14 season, Dover
defeated Ebbsfleet United to return to the Conference Premier after a
twelve-year absence. Nicknamed the Whites for their white shirts, they
have played at the Crabble Athletic Ground since the club’s formation.
Their best performance in the FA Cup was reaching the third round proper
in both the 2010–11 and 2014–15 seasons.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:


Theodora (pictured on coin) became sole ruler of the Byzantine
empire after the death of her brother-in-law Constantine IX Monomachos.


An intensity XI earthquake, the most powerful in Italian
history, struck the island of Sicily.


Immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.,
went on strike in response to a pay cut corresponding to a new law
shortening the working week.


Troops from France and Belgium invaded the Ruhr to force the
German Weimar Republic to pay its reparations in the aftermath of World
War I.


French special forces failed in an attempted rescue of a DGSE
agent who had been taken hostage in July 2009 by Al-Shabaab in Bulo
Marer, Somalia.

Wiktionary’s word of the day:

(Scotland) Fluff, particularly from a textile source such as cotton or

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be,
not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but
to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the
acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.  
–Abraham Joshua Heschel

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