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Did you know that the world’s oldest football dates from circa 1540 and was found behind the oak panelling in Mary Queen of Scots bedroom in Stirling Castle ? It is on display at the Smith Museum , Stirling. It is only about half the size of a modern football (but give FIFA time and we may get there), with a cow-hide or deer-hide exterior protecting an inflatable pig’s bladder.

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James III
James IV
Norman McLaren
Willie Carson

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I found longer races boring. I found the mile just perfect. - Roger Bannister
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On this day:
The Bank of England becomes Insolvent - 1797, First £1 Note Issued - 1797, First Grand National - 1839, Heroic HMS Birkenhead Sinks - 1852, Churchill Announces British Atom Bomb - 1952, Shelton Hospital Fire - 1968, Barings Bank Collapses - 1995
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