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August 1, 1715

On August 1, 1715, the First Doggett’s Coat and Badge race was held on the Thames River in London, England. This is the longest continuously run rowing race in the world. The first race was run by the waterman (think river-taxis) and went from London Bridge to the Chelsea bridge. Each river-boat was allowed only … Continue reading

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