The 1921–22 season was Cardiff City's first in the First Division of
the Football League following election from the Southern Football League
to the Second Division for the 1920–21 season. They had won promotion
last season, finishing as runners-up behind Birmingham on goal average
and becoming the first Welsh team to reach the top tier of English
football. They reached the fourth round of the FA Cup. Fred Stewart
remained manager and new signings included full back Tommy Brown and
forward Willie Page. Cardiff were investigated by the FA and the FAW
over an illegal approach for Wolverhampton's defender Dickie Baugh and
club and player were both fined. John Pritchard was elected chairman,
but was replaced in November by Walter Empsall. Cardiff made significant
investments in the club's ground, Ninian Park, laying a new pitch and
improving viewing for spectators. During the latter work, refuse dumped
by Cardiff Corporation caught alight, but the blaze was doused with the
aid of local supporters.
Today's selected anniversaries:
U.S. Army soldiers cornered and fatally shot John Wilkes Booth,
the assassin of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, ending a twelve-day
Boris Kidrič and Edvard Kardelj founded the Liberation Front
of the Slovene Nation, the main anti-fascist Slovene civil-resistance
and political organization during World War II.
Service ended on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue
Line, one of the first major electrified train lines in the U.S. (train
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into
being when the WIPO Convention entered into force.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(Roman Catholicism, historical, derogatory) One who administers the
Eucharist with leavened bread, in particular a member of the Eastern
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Russia has sought as its principal aim to totally subjugate
Ukraine — to take away its sovereignty, to take away its independence.
That has failed. It’s sought to assert the power of its military and
its economy. We of course are seeing just the opposite — a military
that is dramatically underperforming; an economy, as a result of
sanctions, as a result of a mass exodus from Russia, that is in
shambles. And it’s sought to divide the West and NATO; of course,
we’re seeing exactly the opposite … We don’t know how the rest of
this war will unfold, but we do know that a sovereign, independent
Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin is on the scene.
And our support for Ukraine going forward will continue.
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