York City F.C. is an English football club based in York, North
Yorkshire. The club participates in the Conference National, the fifth
tier of English football. Founded in 1922, they joined The Football
League in 1929, and have spent the majority of their history in the
lower divisions. The club once rose as high as the second tier of
English football, spending two seasons in the Second Division in the
1970s. In the 2003–04 season the club lost their League status when
they were relegated from the Third Division, and have since remained
in the Conference. York have enjoyed more success in cup competitions
than in the league, with highlights including an FA Cup semi-final
appearance in 1955. In the 1995–96 Coca-Cola Cup, York beat Manchester
United 3–0 at Old Trafford; Manchester United went on to win the FA
Cup and Premiership double that season. York play their home games at
KitKat Crescent in York. This stadium was formerly known as Bootham
Crescent, but was renamed KitKat Crescent because of a sponsorship
deal with Nestlé, whose confectionery factory, formerly known as
Rowntrees, is one of the city's largest employers.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
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Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV at the Battle of Manzikert.
Hundred Years' War: English forces established the military
supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of
crossbow and armoured knights at the Battle of Crécy.
The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania
Ministerium, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
French Revolution: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the
Citizen, defining a set of individual and collective rights of the
people, was approved by the National Constituent Assembly at
The U.S. Democratic Party's National Convention began at the
International Amphitheatre in Chicago, sparking four days of
peaceful–to–violent clashes between anti–Vietnam War protesters and
Wiktionary's Word of the day:
cachinnate: To laugh loudly, immoderately, or too often.
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Our sufferings have taught us that no nation is sufficient unto
itself, and that our prosperity depends in the long run, not upon the
failure of our neighbors but their successes. -- John Buchan, 1st