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James Naismith death... Father of basketball...



Item # 577454

November 28, 1939

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, November 28, 1939

* James Naismith death (1st report)
* "Father of Basketball"
* Springfield, Massachusetts


This 10 page newspaper has a one column heading on the front page:  "Inventor of Basketball Dies Today" which tells of the death of James Naismith, known as the "Father of Basketball". A small report here but nice to have on the front page... and from a Massachusetts paper.

Other news of the day throughout including various advertisements. Light browning, and a little margin wear, but otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian and naturalized American sports coach and innovator. Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. Naismith wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Category: The 20th Century

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