Sheffield Wednesday F.C. is one of the oldest football clubs in
England; this season they play in the Football League. Based in
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, Sheffield Wednesday's chief
rivals are Sheffield United F.C. with whom they play in the Steel City
Derby. As of 2006, The Owls have won four league titles, three FA Cups
and one League Cup, but their League Cup triumph (secured in 1991) is
their only major trophy since World War II. They did reach both
domestic cup finals in 1993, but lost 2-1 to Arsenal each time.
Sheffield Wednesday currently play in the Football League
Championship. Home games are played at Hillsborough stadium in
Sheffield, which had staged numerous FA Cup semi-finals prior to the
1989 Hillsborough disaster which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Citizens' Committee of Public Safety led by Lorrin A. Thurston
overthrew the government of Queen Liliʻuokalani of the Kingdom of
Popeye the Sailor, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first
appeared in newspaper comic strips.
The United Nations Security Council held its first meeting at Church
House in London.
Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore was executed by a firing squad in
Utah, ending a four-year moratorium on the death penalty in the United
The Great Hanshin Earthquake struck near Kobe, Japan, killing over
6,000 people and causing over ten trillion yen in damage.
Wikiquote of the day:
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -- Benjamin