Rolfness PVOnline Summer PE-Life Concepts

Events

MAIN: First Olympics Held

776 BCE

MAIN: Vittorino da Feltre makes first childhood physical education classes

1420

MAIN: "Father of modern gymnastics" Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

1810

1: Jahn's school in Berlin led to gymnastics clubs developing in Europe

1811

1: Denmark's School Bill creates first mandatory physical education

1814

2: Charles Beck is first official PE teacher in America and taught German Gymnastics

1825

MAIN: Charles Follen opens the first college gymnasium at Harvard

1826

MAIN: YMCA founded in London

1844

1: First intercollegiate baseball game

1859

2: Amhearst becomes first college to establish a men's physical education program

1861

2: California passes physical education legislation.

1866

3: First professional baseball team - the Cincinnati Red Stockings

1869

1: Boston YMCA staffer Robert J. Roberts coins the term “body building”

1881

3: American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education founded

1885

2: Basketball invented at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass

1890

3: Y instructor William Morgan blends sports to create “mintonette,” or “volley ball.”

1890

1: Congress of Paris restored Olympic games

1893

2: First modern Olympics in Athens

1896

3: Schools are asked to have teachers who were trained properly in the army gymnastics course, "model course"

1902

4: National Collegiate Athletic Association Founded

1906

4: Y campaign “to teach every man and boy in North America” to swim

1910

3: Winter Olympic Games begins in Chamonix, France

1924

4: Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent started a gymnastic club in high school.

1924

4: Special Olympics begins

1968

4: PEP (Physical Education for Progress Act) bill is approved by congress

2000

5: First Lady Michelle Obama chooses the Y as the venue to launch her “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity

2010