Events in Physical Education

Main Events

First Olympiad

776 bc

Bill of Denmark establishes first ever mandatory PE

1814

Charles Beck became the first PE educator in America

1825

Public School Athletic League Founded

1903

Federation of Sports Medicine

August 1954

Events

Soccer Was First Originated

2500 bc

Football was first introduced

1820

Schools started to focus on gymnastics

1820

Baseball was first invented

1846

First game played by both sexes (together) in America

1864

California becomes first state to pass Physical Education legislation

1866

James Naismith invents Basketball

1891

Volleyball was Invented

February 1895

First Modern Olymics Held in Athens, Greece

1896

Over 400 institutes had introduced majors in physical education

1950

Special Olympics

1968

First International Conference on the History of Physical Education

1968

Women get to participate in athletic competions

1970

Title IX, federal law that prohibits discrimination

1972

Olympic and Amature Sports

August 1998