Today in History
June 10, 1829
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is the brainchild of Charles Merivale, a Cambridge student, and Charles Wordsworth (poet William Wordsworth's nephew), a friend at Oxford. Some twenty thousand people turn out to watch Oxford claim its win. The race continues intermittently between 1829 and 1855 and then annually (except during war years) from 1856 on, with the loser to challenge the winner to a re-match the next year. It now draws a television audience of over 120 million.
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Let's hear it shhhh, not so loud for electric boats
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