York City Football Club has a long history as a professional association
football club based in York, England. Founded in 1908, they played
several seasons before and after the First World War in the Northern and
Midland leagues. They were elected to play in the Football League for
1929–30, in the Third Division North. They had their best FA Cup
season in 1954–55, when they reached the semi-final, but lost to the
First Division club Newcastle United in a replay. York played in the
Third Division North until 1958–59, when a league reorganisation
landed them in the Fourth Division. The same season, they finished third
and won their first promotion. Their only promotion into the Second
Division came in 1973–74. By mid-October 1974, they were in fifth
place—their highest league ranking—before finishing the season in
15th place. They faced two successive relegations in 1976 and 1977, and
a 22nd-place finish in the 1977–78 Fourth Division forced the club to
apply for re-election. (
Today's selected anniversaries:
According to Ptolemy, the reign of the Babylonian king
Nabonassar began and with it, a new era characterized by the systematic
maintenance of chronologically precise historical records.
Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols captured Kaifeng, the capital of
the Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.
Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba, an island off the coast
of Italy where he had been exiled after the signing of the Treaty of
Fontainebleau one year earlier.
The Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded "Livery Stable Blues"
(audio featured), the first jazz single ever released.
A hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people
in the deadliest ballooning disaster in history.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A room used for dressing or changing clothes.
2. A small room adjoining a domestic bedroom where people may dress or
undress in privacy.
3. A room in a theatre or other performance venue in which performers may
change costumes and apply makeup.
4. A changing room at a recreational or sports venue.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Love is a burnin' thing And it makes a fiery ring Bound by wild
desire I fell into a ring of fire I fell into a burnin' ring of fire I
went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns,
burns The ring of fire, the ring of fire
--June Carter Cash
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