Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English
footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national
team. He played 151 matches as one of the Busby Babes, the young United
team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid-1950s. Born in
Woodside, Dudley, Worcestershire, Edwards signed for Manchester United
as a teenager and went on to become the youngest player to play in the
Football League First Division. As the youngest England player since
the Second World War, he played 18 times for his country at top level.
In a professional career of less than five years he helped United win
two Football League championships and two FA Charity Shields, and
reached the semi-finals of the European Cup. He was one of eight United
players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster; he survived
initially but succumbed to his injuries in hospital two weeks later.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Stanford University, founded by railroad magnate and California
Governor Leland Stanford and his wife Jane on their former farm lands in
Palo Alto, California, officially opened with 559 students and free
First World War: British and Arab troops captured Damascus from
the Ottoman Empire.
Europol was founded, when the Europol Convention signed by all
of its member states came into force.
Terrorist suicide bombs exploded at two sites in Bali,
Indonesia, killing twenty people and injuring over 120 others.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Aged, elderly, old.
2. (rare) Eternal, everlasting.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Ultimately, the basic issue is whether America will provide
global leadership that springs from the unity and the integrity of the
American people, or whether extremist doctrines, the manipulation of the
truth, will define America's role in the world. At stake is nothing
less than our nation's soul. … But I am not discouraged. I really am
not. I do not despair for our country. I never do. I believe, as I
always have, the essential decency and compassion and common sense of
the American people will prevail.