PE timeline

sports begin

first olympiad

776 BC - 394 AD

Competitions in cultures begin

Approx. 776 BC

first reference to golf

1457

first refernce to curling

1574

Physical Education begins in Europe

Johann Bernard Basedow begins to teach German Gymnastics

Approx. 1800

Denmark passes first law of mandatory PE

1814

Frederich Jahn begins widely teaching PE

1815

Jahn arrested - Gymnastics banned in Germany

1819

Physical Education begins in America

Round Hill School opens

1823

Charles Beck becomes first PE teacher in America

1825

first public gymnasium

1826

first college gymnasium at Harvard

1826

Normal Institute of Physical Education is founded

1861

California passes PE legislation law

1866

PE advances

NCAA formed

1906

All US states pass PE legislation laws

1915 - 1925

Special olympics begins

1968

Ban on sexual discrimination in PE

1972