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MAIN: First Olympics Held
MAIN: Vittorino da Feltre makes first childhood physical education classes
MAIN: "Father of modern gymnastics" Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
1: Jahn's school in Berlin led to gymnastics clubs developing in Europe
1: Denmark's School Bill creates first mandatory physical education
2: Charles Beck is first official PE teacher in America and taught German Gymnastics
MAIN: Charles Follen opens the first college gymnasium at Harvard
MAIN: YMCA founded in London
1: First intercollegiate baseball game
2: Amhearst becomes first college to establish a men's physical education program
2: California passes physical education legislation.
3: First professional baseball team - the Cincinnati Red Stockings
1: Boston YMCA staffer Robert J. Roberts coins the term “body building”
3: American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education founded
2: Basketball invented at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass
3: Y instructor William Morgan blends sports to create “mintonette,” or “volley ball.”
1: Congress of Paris restored Olympic games
2: First modern Olympics in Athens
3: Schools are asked to have teachers who were trained properly in the army gymnastics course, "model course"
4: National Collegiate Athletic Association Founded
4: Y campaign “to teach every man and boy in North America” to swim
3: Winter Olympic Games begins in Chamonix, France
4: Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent started a gymnastic club in high school.
4: Special Olympics begins
4: PEP (Physical Education for Progress Act) bill is approved by congress
5: First Lady Michelle Obama chooses the Y as the venue to launch her “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity
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