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first Olympiad

776 BC

Johann Bernard Basedow teaches gymnastics

1400

first in school sports lesson

1774

Friedrich Jahn mixes patriotism and physical education

1810

Denmark mandates physical education

1814

Denmark's Bill of 1814 establishes first ever mandatory physical education

1814

Round Hill School Opens

1823

Catherine Beecher founds Hartford seminary with American Style Calisthenics

1823

Charles Beck brings PE to America

1825

first YMCA opened

1851

boston requires physical activity in school children

1853

The Normal Institute of Physical Education is founded in Boston

1861

California becomes first state to pass Physical Education legislation

1866

invention of football

1879

James Naismith invents Basketball

1891

first modern olympics

1896

invention of kickball

1917

American college of sports medicine founded

1954

presidential physical fitness award created

1966

special olympics begins

1968