FC Barcelona is a professional football club, based in Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain. Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and
Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of
Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto "Més que un club" (More
than a club). The official Barça anthem is the "Cant del Barça"
written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs. Unlike many other
football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the
world's second richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual
turnover of €398 million. The club holds a long-standing rivalry with
Real Madrid, and matches between the two teams are referred to as "El
Clásico". They are the current European football champions, and have
won 21 La Liga, 25 Copa del Rey, 10 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva
Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, and are the record holder for the
latter four competitions. In international club football Barcelona have
won four UEFA Champions League, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup,
four UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record
two FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futbol_Club_Barcelona>
Today's selected anniversaries:
War of the Austrian Succession: French forces defeated the
Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian "Pragmatic Army" at the Battle of Fontenoy in the
Austrian Netherlands in present day Belgium.
In the lobby of the British House of Commons, Spencer Perceval
became the first, and to date only, British Prime Minister to be
In response to a 28 percent wage cut, 4,000 Pullman Palace Car
Company workers went on a strike in Illinois, bringing traffic west of
Chicago to a halt.
Glacier National Park, located in the U.S. state of Montana,
was designated a national park.
During an association football match between Bradford City and
Lincoln City in Bradford, England, a flash fire consumed one side of the
Valley Parade stadium, killing 56 attendees.
Deep Blue became the first computer to win a match against a
world chess champion, when it defeated Garry Kasparov in six games.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Fear or hatred of atheism or atheists.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to
imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those
things which are there.
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