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On this day – 26 October

Posted on: Mon 26 Oct 2020

26 October is a significant date for sport, Australian history and music.

Modern football (or soccer) was born on this day in history. On 26 October 1863, the Football Association—the governing body of the sport in England—set the rules which distinguished football from other ball games. For example, banning players from handling the ball, except for goalkeepers.

Also, on this day in 1985, the Australian Government returned ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aboriginals. Uluru is considered the second largest monolith in the world, second only to Mt Augustus, which is also in Australia.

Regarding music history, Queen became the first rock act to receive official approval in Iran on this day in 2004.

Produced by David Bucio

Image source: Karl JK Hedin


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