Tag Archives: tennis

April 7th, 1498

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1498, King Charles VIII of France died when he ran into a tennis court and stuck his head on a low wooden beam. He was 28 years old at the time. No one was … Continue reading

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January 21, 1990

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1990, tennis player John McEnroe became the first player ever expelled from the Australian Open. Las Vegas odds-makers had the event eventually happening at 1-1.

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September 30, 1659

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1659, Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director-General of the New Netherlands (the New Netherlands ranged from modern day Delaware to Rhode Island) forbid tennis playing during religious services. He had received many complaints from the … Continue reading

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