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  Hoosier Historia / 1940 NCAA Championship team
The story has credence: 1940 was just the second NCAA tournament, the first actually conducted under NCAA auspices.
Menke's brother, Bob, also was on that 1940 IU team, scoring one point in the Duquesne game.
Late in his third coaching season, his home winning streak as coach was at 25, the IU record until another national-championship team passed it 36 years later, when Wisconsin beat the 1940-41 Hoosiers in their next-last game, 38-30.
www.heraldtimesonline.com /sports/hh/1940   (1767 words)

Sports, like all other activities in the 40's, were influenced by WWII.
Sport leagues were forced to sign players that they would never dream of signing because many of their players had been drafted into the Army.
Later, he was also voted into the "Baseball Hall of Fame." Jackie Robinson died of diabetic complications in 1972.
library.thinkquest.org /J0111064/40sports.htm   (384 words)

 Overview - 1940's Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
World War II shaped sports in the 1940s, as it did all of American culture.
The sports world did its best to maintain business as usual, but all organized games and contests were disrupted after 7 December 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and the disruption continued until well after the end of the war in August 1945.
By 1945, 509 active major league baseball players had served, some two hundred colleges had disbanded their football teams because players went to war, and four thousand boxers, including five world champions, had joined the military.
history.enotes.com /1940-sports-american-decades   (176 words)

 Scholastic Canada - Odd Moments in Sports
Once assured his mother would be okay, Bob resumed pitching, and with Ben Chapman batting in seven runs with two homers and a triple, Feller and the Indians won the game, 9-4.
On opening day of the next season, April 16, 1940, she sat in the very same seat at Comiskey Park, to watch her son pitch again against the White Sox.
Feller's courage in tempting fate was rewarded, as her son recorded the only Opening Day no-hitter in modern major league history, 1-0, and really made his mother's day.
www.scholastic.ca /titles/oddmomentsinsports   (287 words)

 Brown University Sports Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ernie Savignano '42, fitted out with equipment from the four sports that he played in college: football, basketball, hockey and baseball.
Hockey was discontinued in 1939, but after World War II it was revived as an informal sport.
Not entitled to use the college name, the 1946 team played as the "Providence Clippers," a tribute to their coach, Frank Mazzeo, the campus barber.
www.brown.edu /Facilities/University_Library/exhibits/sports/1940-50.html   (262 words)

 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
November 5 - U.S. presidential election 1940 : Democrat incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican challenger Wendell Willkie and becomes the United States ' first third-term president.
November 7 - In Washington the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm a mere months after the bridge's completion (it opened traffic on July 1 1940 as the third-longest suspension bridge in the world).
November 11 - World War II : Battle of Taranto - The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
www.freeglossary.com /1940   (2293 words)

 African Americans in Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The first African-American owned bowling alley was constructed in Cleveland in 1940.
In the late 1940s, bowling was the most popular sport among African Americans.
The 1951 ABC championship was the first integrated bowling event for African-American "keglers," as bowlers are called.
www.jimcrowhistory.org /scripts/jimcrow/sports.cgi?sport=Bowling   (186 words)

 Sports - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Sports - List of Items - MSN Encarta
The history of bowling dates back to our primeval days when cavemen are known to have played a game called 'Sheeps' Joyntes' which consisted of the throwing of small-sized stones at the joint bones stuck into the ground.
Credit for having originated the more modern version of the sport, however, is...
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210022722_15.1.4/1940_Bowling.html   (59 words)

 College Archives and Special Collections: College Archives
These shoes could be manufactured for either dress or casual wear by changing the type of construction material, color, and style details.
Casual Footwear made its way into the fashion of the decade because college students began to wear sports clothing and more casual styles.
In the forties, the most popular shoes were low, chunky platform shoes and shoes with wedge heels made of cork.
www.stonehill.edu /archives/Shoe/Specialty/shoestyles1940-1949.htm   (112 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Curse of the Bambino
Plummeting performance, devastating knockouts, a broken leg and a car crash are some of the obstacles athletes faced after their EA cover turns.
But to others, it has been the kiss of death with dozens of athletes suffering injuries or incurring some other form of bad luck shortly after appearing on the cover of SI.
Those words haven't been uttered in nearly 86 years, one of the longest championship droughts in professional sports history.
www.cbc.ca /sports/indepth/curse   (1524 words)

 Baseball and Jackie Robinson - Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson (American Memory from the Library of ...
Although several people in major league baseball tried to end segregation in the sport, no one succeeded until Brooklyn Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey set his "great experiment" (See Jules Tygiel's Baseball's Great Experiment in the bibliography) into motion.
In 1945, the Jim Crow policies of baseball changed forever when Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson of the Negro League's Kansas City Monarchs agreed to a contract that would bring Robinson into the major leagues in 1947.
An outstanding athlete, he lettered in four sports at UCLA -- baseball, football, basketball, and track -- and excelled in others, such as swimming and tennis.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/collections/robinson/jr1940.html   (1204 words)

 Timeline: 1940 - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
1940: Fantasia introduces a kind of stereo sound to American movie goers: 1940: On Broadway,...
Because of the 1940 consent decree's restrictions on block booking, more pressure than ever is being put on film stars to...
Timeline: 1940 - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /movie/timeline-1940/1193146/main   (112 words)

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* November 5 - U.S. presidential election, 1940: Democrat incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican challenger Wendell Willkie and becomes the United States' first third-term president.
* November 7 - In Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion (it opened to traffic on July 1, 1940 as the third-longest suspension bridge in the world).
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/topic.aspx?cur_title=1940   (2170 words)

 Photo Slideshow | Reuters.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Weider and his brother, Ben, helped turn bodybuilding from an obscure basement hobby into a respected sport with a global following.
There is no way you can stop them, no matter what," he continued.
Joe Weider -- who turns 84 or 86 this month, he says his records show conflicting birth dates -- started his first fitness magazine in 1940.
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 eBay Store - Coney Island Sports Cards: 1940 Superman: 1940 Original Superman 47 PSA 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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 Loras College -- Dubuque, IA
A natural athlete, "Tiny Tim" excelled in baseball, football and track and field during 1937-41 at Loras.
Famous throughout the Midwest for his quick kick, Linehan co-captian the 1940 football squad to a 6-2-2 record.
A fleet-footed sprinter, Linehan also helped guided the Duhawks to a third place finish at the 1940 Iowa Conference Championships.
depts.loras.edu /sports/hof/linehan.html   (76 words)

 eBay Store - Coney Island Sports Cards: 1940 Superman: 1940 Original Superman 48 PSA 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hello Folks, Coney Island Sports Cards has been a vintage trading card store of both Sports And Non-Sports cards since January 0f 1999, with the "Emphasis" on The Customer's Satisfaction.
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 1940 in sports Summary
World War II (1939–45) disrupted professional sports events.
After the entrance of American troops into the war in 1941, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, many of the finest athletes joined the military.
Get the complete 1940 in sports Summary Pack, which includes everything on this page.
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 eBay Store - Coney Island Sports Cards: 1940 Lone Ranger: 1940 Original Lone Ranger 31 PSA 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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 HP iPAQ 1940 and iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC, PDA Reviews by Mobile Tech Review
The iPAQ 1940 and 1945 (they're the same unit with different model numbers used to designate the retail channel through which they're sold) are HP's follow-up to the the hugely popular, slim and elegant iPAQ 1910.
It's the same size and weight, and sports the same buttons and directional pad.
The 1940 and 1945 have different model numbers because HP uses different model numbers to track sales in consumer vs. business channels.
www.mobiletechreview.com /ipaq_1940.htm   (1557 words)

 Open Directory - Sports:Equestrian:Breeds:Quarter Horse
The American Quarter Horse established a bold reputation as the greatest cattle roundup and trail driving horse in history and would never be forgotten by early American racing enthusiasts.
To ensure the unique qualities of this breed did not perish, a group of American Quarter Horse enthusiasts met in 1940 in Ft. Worth, Texas to establish what was to become the largest equine breed registry in the world, the American Quarter Horse Association.
In 1940 a registry was formed to preserve the breed which officially became the American Quarter Horse.
dmoz.org /Sports/Equestrian/Breeds/Quarter_Horse/desc.html   (624 words)

 1940 : Essential Historical Information, explanation, recent texts, monographs, and relevant links.
The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940 by Julian Jackson
Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White
Fighter Boys: The Battle of Britain, 1940 by Patrick Bishop
www.llpoh.org /Reviewing_the_20th_century/1940.html   (1850 words)

 Lefty Gomez-Latino Legends in Sports
After pitching one game for the Washington Senators in 1943, Gomez retired and was surprisingly drafted into the U.S. Military in 1944 at the age of 36.
Later on, Gomez hooked up with Wilson Sporting Goods company as a goodwill ambassador.
Lefty Gomez pitched in the Major Leagues for 14 years (1930-1943) and finished with a 189-102 record with an ERA of 3.34.
www.latinosportslegends.com /lgomez.htm   (491 words)

 eBay — Singles 1940-49, Baseball-MLB and Cards items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
1940 Play Ball #170 Tris Speaker PSA EX-MT 6.
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Or add an authentic MLB baseball, basketball jersey, hockey puck or golf ball to your sports memorabilia collection.
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 Open Directory - Sports:Skating:Roller Skating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This category deals with the sport of Roller Derby.
The sport was born in Chicago during the Depression, but didn't achieve national prominence until the advent of television in the 1940's.
Quad skating instructors may be found in Sports/Skating/Roller_Skating.
dmoz.org /Sports/Skating/Roller_Skating/desc.html   (308 words)

 kenn.com > sports > football > nfl > 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
kenn.com > sports > football > nfl > 1940
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Keep in mind the nearest exit may be behind you.
www.kenn.com /sports/football/nfl/nfl_1940_attendance.html   (34 words)

 1940 National League Logos - Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page - SportsLogos.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
All design Copyright ©1997-2007 Chris Creamer Properties, Inc. The Sports Logos.Net "C-Leaf" Logo is property of this site.
I do not own any of the sports logos depicted within this site, therefore do not have the power to grant usage rights to anyone.
All team and league information, sports logos, and names contained within this site are properties of their respective leagues and/or organizations.
www.sportslogos.net /annuals.php?season=1940&l=54&Submit=Go   (105 words)

 1940 movie posters at movie poster warehouse movieposter.com
1940 movie posters at movie poster warehouse movieposter.com
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