U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for Nov. 6
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME
Profile America — Friday, November 6th. The first intercollegiate football game was played on this date in 1869, between Rutgers and Princeton in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The game, which resembled soccer more closely than today’s college football, was won by Rutgers, 6 goals to 4. A few years later, representatives from Rutgers, Princeton, Columbia and Yale met to formulate the first intercollegiate rules for the increasingly popular game, including the number of players and the size of the field. Today, there are 619 college football teams across the country, and their games are attended by nearly 49 million people annually. Additional, millions watch the games of their favorite teams on television. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at http://www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane’s Famous First Facts, 7315
440 International Calendar of Events
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009, t. 1204
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the “Newsroom” button).
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