Aston Villa Football Club are an English professional association
football club based in Witton, Birmingham. Founded in 1874, the club
have played at their current home ground, Villa Park (pictured), since
1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888.
They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992, and have
remained there ever since. Aston Villa are one of the oldest and most
successful football clubs in the history of English football. Villa won
the 1981–82 European Cup, and are thus one of five English clubs to
win what is now the UEFA Champions League. They have the fourth highest
total of major honours won by an English club, having won the First
Division Championship seven times (most recently in the 1980–81
season), the FA Cup seven times (last won in 1957), the Football League
Cup five times (last won in 1996) and the UEFA Super Cup in 1982. The
club's traditional kit colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves,
white shorts and sky blue socks. Their traditional badge is of a rampant
gold lion on a light blue background with the club's motto "Prepared"
underneath; a modified version of this was adopted in 2007.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Villa_F.C.>
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American Revolutionary War: The Americans, led by General John
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Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing
A day of widespread riot and manslaughter between Hindus and
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League's call for an independent Pakistan.
The Beatles fired drummer Pete Best and replaced him with Ringo
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(In) no way, (in) no manner, definitely not.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
￼ That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on
account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands
of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it
could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at
their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect.
--Jean de La Bruyère
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