Thursday, February 23, 2006

Today - February 23th ...

In 1874, Major Walter Wingford patented a new game called sphairistike. This was named after an ancient Greek ball game. Wingfield gave this game a more descriptive nickname of Lawn Tennis. Lawn Tennis is played on a indoor court and therefore was renamed Real Tennis.

On this day in 1893, Rudolf Diesel patented the diesel engine. Also Samuel Pepys was born in 1633.

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