Sixteen grounds have hosted the Wales national football team in
international association football competitions. The team played its
first match in 1876 against Scotland before hosting its first home match
the following year at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, the world's
oldest international football ground still in use. The ground hosted all
of Wales's matches until 1890. Matches were held in several parts of the
country, including Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea, over the following two
decades. Ninian Park in Cardiff hosted its first international in 1911,
and Vetch Field in Swansea hosted its first in 1921; they shared Wales's
home matches with the Racecourse for nearly a century. In 1989 the team
began playing at the National Stadium in Cardiff, and in 2000 the
Millennium Stadium became the team's new home ground. After a gradual
drop in attendance, Cardiff City Stadium (pictured) was designated
Wales's permanent home venue. The Racecourse has held more matches (94)
than any other venue.
Today's selected anniversaries:
King Edward II of England issued a royal charter confirming
Adam de Brome's foundation of Oriel College, Oxford.
World War II: Sparked by the murder of a German officer the
previous day, members of the Iron Guard began a rebellion and pogrom in
The DeLorean Motor Company completed the first production car
of the DMC DeLorean (example pictured).
Demonstrations in Tirana against alleged corruption in the
Albanian government led to the killings of three protesters by the
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (countable, uncountable, historical) A mixture of aromatic
substances, made into a ball and carried by a person to impart a sweet
smell or as a protection against infection.
2. (countable, historical) A small case in which an aromatic ball was
3. (countable) A perforated container filled with pot-pourri for placing
in a drawer, wardrobe, room, etc., to provide a sweet smell.
4. (countable) An apple or orange studded with cloves used for the same
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light.
If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be
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