The Sydney Roosters are a professional rugby league club based in the
Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. They play in the National Rugby
League and are one of the most successful clubs in Australian rugby
league, having won twelve New South Wales Rugby League and National
Rugby League titles. The side holds the longest winning streak
(nineteen) and the second largest margin of victory (87–7) in league
history. The club was founded in 1908 in Paddington, Sydney, under the
name "Eastern Suburbs"; in 1994, the name was changed to the "Sydney
City Roosters", and in 2000 to just the "Sydney Roosters". The Bondi
Junction-based Roosters have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with
the South Sydney Rabbitohs from Redfern, who are, along with the
Sydney Roosters, the only remaining foundation club in the National
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen,
France after being convicted of heresy in a politically motivated
Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great were decisively defeated in
the Battle of Lipany, effectively ending the Hussite Wars in Bohemia.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act became law, establishing the U.S. territories
of Nebraska and Kansas.
The first Indianapolis 500 open-wheel automobile race was held at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, won by Ray Harroun
in a Marmon.
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., featuring a sculpture of
Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Chester French, opened.
Goddess of Democracy, a statue made mostly of polystyrene foam and
papier-mâché, was erected by student protestors in Tiananmen Square,
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I myself am human and free only to the extent that I acknowledge the
humanity and liberty of all my fellows... I am properly free when all
the men and women about me are equally free. Far from being a
limitation or a denial of my liberty, the liberty of another is its
necessary condition and confirmation. -- Mikhail Bakunin