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Charles Beck Becomes The First Physical Education Teacher

1825

Establishment of First College Gym

1/1/1826

Harvard college opens the first college gymnasium.

First Olympics

4/6/1896

Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

Title IX

11/2/1972

Results

Yale Establishes Grounds For Gymnastics

1826

Edward Hitchcock Appointed Professor of Physical Education at Amherst College

1861

Lewis' Normal Institute Of Physical Education

1861

Sargent Normal School Is Founded

1881

A school designed for people who were interested in becoming Physical Education teachers.

Formation Of Association For The Advancement Of Physical Education

1885

Women Compete For The First time

1900

NCAA Founded

1906

CIAA Established

1912

Olympics Cancelled

1940 - 1944

First Special Olympics

7/19/1968

'Battle Of the Sexes'

9/20/1973

Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in a tennis match.

Education of Handicapped Children Act

1975

The Olympic Boycott

1980

First Women's Olympic Marathon

8/5/1984

Joan Benoit wins the gold medal for the United States.

Women's Basketball Wins Gold

8/7/1984

The United States beats South Korea 85 to 55.

Americans With Disabilities Act

1990

United States Wins The World Cup

7/10/1999

The United States women's soccer team beats China to win the World Cup.

No Child Left Behind Act

2001

Individual With Disabilities Education Improvement Act

2005