IFK Göteborg is a Swedish football club located in Gothenburg. The
club, formed 4 October 1904, has won 17 national championship titles,
4 national cup titles, and two UEFA Cups. IFK Göteborg, Malmö FF,
and AIK are often considered to be the three biggest and most classic
Swedish football clubs with 42 championship titles in total. IFK
Göteborg is also the only Swedish team to have won a European cup
competition, the UEFA Cup in 1982 and 1987. They are currently playing
in the highest Swedish league, Allsvenskan, where they have played the
majority of the seasons during their existence. The last time they
played in a lower league was in 1976.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Flavius Aëtius, with the help of Roman foederati, defeated Attila
in the Battle of Chalons, and halted the invasion of Gaul by the Huns
and their allies.
Papal Schism: Unhappy with Pope Urban VI, a group of cardinals
elected a rival papacy in Antipope Clement VII, throwing the Roman
Catholic Church into a turmoil.
The Crimean War began with a Franco-British victory over Russian
forces in the Battle of Alma (pictured).
The first Cannes Film Festival opened. Eleven films shared the Palme
d'Or that year.
Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets in an
internationally televised tennis match dubbed the "Battle of the
Wikiquote of the day:
"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the
creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you
love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated
age." -- Sophia Loren