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American history since 1492
First national sports organization in US
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By Liz Davis
\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
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October 6, 1857
First national sports organization in US
Chess was the first national sport in the US. It was formed on October 6, 1857, and called the American Chess Association.
http://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/american-chess-association

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