The FA Premier League is a league competition for football clubs
located at the top of the English football league system (above The
Football League), making it England's primary football competition.
The Premier League is presently contested by twenty clubs each
but in a total of fourteen seasons, the title has been won by only
four teams: Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Manchester
Of these, the most successful is Manchester United, who have won the
title eight times. The current Premier League champions are Chelsea,
who won their second consecutive title in the 2005-06 season.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Christopher Columbus makes landfall in the Caribbean, believing he has
reached East Asia.
The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich, to celebrate the wedding of
Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria.
Self-described "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico"
Joshua A. Norton "ordered" the United States Congress to dissolve.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army failed in its attempt to
assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and most of her
cabinet in the Brighton hotel bombing.
A series of car bombs exploded in Bali, Indonesia, killing 202 people
and injuring a further 209.
Wikiquote of the day:
I have always read that the world, both land and water, was
as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who
written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of
the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and
the elevation of the North Star from north to south. -- Christopher