Alf Ramsey (22 January 1920 – 28 April 1999) was an English
football player and manager. As England manager from 1963 to 1974, he
guided them to victory in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Knighted in 1967, he
also managed his country to third place in the 1968 European
Championship and the quarter-finals of the 1970 World Cup and the 1972
European Championship. As a player, he was a defender and a member of
England's 1950 World Cup squad, and a part of the Tottenham Hotspur side
that won the English League championship in the 1950–51 season. A
statue of Ramsey was dedicated at the reconstructed Wembley Stadium in
2009, and various honours have been afforded to him for his eight years
as Ipswich Town manager. He is the first person to be inducted twice
into the English Football Hall of Fame: in 2002 in recognition of his
achievements as a manager, and again in 2010 for his achievements as a
player. He remains widely regarded as one of British football's all-time
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Today's selected anniversaries:
About 1,300 miles (2,100 km) west of Tahiti, Fletcher
Christian, acting lieutenant on board the Royal Navy ship Bounty, led a
mutiny against the commander, William Bligh.
The 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham
United was held on the opening day (crowd and police pictured) of the
Empire Stadium in London.
The 1,388-foot-tall (423.2 m) Trump International Hotel and
Tower in Chicago, the building with the world's highest residence above
ground level at the time, held its grand opening.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable) Generosity; also (countable) an act of generosity.
2. (countable) Something given liberally; a gift.
3. (countable) A reward for some specific act, especially one given by
an authority or a government.
4. (specifically) A monetary reward for capturing (or, in the past,
killing) a person accused or convicted of a crime and who is at large;
also, a similar reward for capturing or killing an animal which is
dangerous or causing a nuisance.
5. (military, historical) Money paid to a person when becoming a member
of the armed forces, or as a reward for some service therein.
6. (countable, figuratively) An abundance or wealth.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience
so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he.
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