History of Sports and Physical Education in the United States

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1885-

1885

-America Association for the Advancement of Physical Education founded.

1887

1887

First National Women's Singles Tennis Championship

1888

1888

Amateur Athletic Union founded.

1889

1889

The city of Boston held a Conference on of Physical Training.

1891

1891

Basketball invented by James Naismith

1899

1899

American Association for Advancement of Physical Education (AAAPE) formed

1899

1899

Committee on Women's Basketball

1900

1900

American League of Professional Baseball clubs started.

1900

1900

Davis Cup tennis competition begins

1903

1903

First baseball World Series played

1905

1905

IAAUS founded then becomes NCAA

1906

1906

Playground Association of America founded.

1916

1916

American Tennis Association founded by black tennis players

1919-20

1919

Man'O War wins 20 of 21 horse races

1919

1919

Chicago Black Sox baseball scandal

1922

1922

Paris track meet sponsored by FSFI

1923

1923

White House Conference on Women's Athletics

1929-

1929

Carnegie Foundation's investigates men's college athletics

1930-

1930

Journal of Health and Physical Education first published

1931

1931

Mabel Lee first woman president of APEA

1934

1934

Madison Square Garden host NCCA Men's Basketball Tournament

1950

1950

National Intramural Association formed

1951

1951

National Athletic Trainers Association formed

1952

1952

NAIA Formation

1954

1954

-Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

1954

American College of Sports Medicine founded

1956

1956

President’s Council on Youth Fitness established

1966

1966

Presidential Physical Fitness Award was created.

1968

1968

First Special Olympics is held

1972

1972

Title IX passed

1974

1974

Creation of Human Kinetics

1980-

1980

The Olympic Boycott

1983

1983

"May Month"- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

1989

1989

Spark Program started

1990

1990

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Enacted

1998

1998

Olympic and Amature Sports Act

2004

2004

Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act

2005

2005

(SBE) adopts Physical Education Model Content Standards

2007

2007

American Kinesiology Association Established

2011

2011

Obesity at all time high