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Thomas Swindlehurst (21 May 1874 – 15 March 1959) was a British tug of war competitor who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1908 he won the silver medal as member of the British team Liverpool Police.
At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested. Each team consisted of 8 athletes. Nations could enter up to 3 teams. The host Great Britain was the only one to enter more than one. Germany, Greece, Sweden, and the United States each entered one team apiece, though Germany and Greece withdrew. This left 5 teams from 3 nations to compete.
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England, an official football tournament between national representative selections was contested for the first time; football had been played between club teams at the Games of 1900 and 1904.
Gigantosaurus is a dubious genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay Formation of England. The type species, Gigantosaurus megalonyx, was named and described by Harry Govier Seeley in 1869. Its syntype series consists of several separately discovered sauropod bones found in Cambridgeshire, including two caudal (tail) vertebrae, the distal end of a tibia, a cast of the right radius, a cast of phalanx and an osteoderm. It was synonymised to Ornithopsis humerocristatus by Richard Lydekker in 1888 and to Pelorosaurus by Friedrich von Huene in 1909. Today it is considered a nomen dubium.
Aethomys is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as rock rats, bush rats or rock mice.
Albert Henry Thomas was a British bantamweight professional boxer who won a gold medal in Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He fought as Harry Thomas.
IEEE W.R.G. Baker Award provided by the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), was created in 1956 from a donation from Walter R. G. Baker (1892–1960) to the IRE. The award continued to be awarded by the board of directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), after the IRE organization merged into the IEEE in 1963. Recipients received a certificate and honorarium "for the most outstanding paper reporting original work" in one of the IEEE publications, including the transactions, journals, proceedings, and magazines of the IEEE Societies. The award was discontinued in 2016.
Thomas Henry Thould was an English water polo player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics representing Great Britain. Thomas played a paramount role in the 1908 final. He was part of the British team, which won the gold medal.
David Swindlehurst is an English former footballer who played as a striker.
Tom Nicolson from Tighnabruaich was a British track and field athlete who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Lee Swindlehurst is an electrical engineer who has made contributions in sensor array signal processing for radar and wireless communications, detection and estimation theory, and system identification, and has received many awards in these areas. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine.
The Crusher in the Tushar is a 69-mile bicycle race, starting in the historic town of Beaver, Utah, and finishing at the Eagle Mountain Ski Resort, featuring equal parts of paved & unpaved sections, and over 10,500 feet of climbing.
Swindlehurst is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
The 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division I was played in two groups of six teams each. In each group the first-placed team is promoted to a higher level, while the last-placed team is relegated to a lower level. Divisions I A and I B represent the second and the third tier of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
Edwalton railway station served the village and district of Edwalton in the English county of Nottinghamshire. It was opened on the Midland Railway Melton direct route between London and Nottingham, avoiding Leicester.
Events from the year 1908 in Scotland.
Rose Emma Lamartine Yates was an English social campaigner and suffragette. She was educated at the Sorbonne and Oxford.
The Holy Name Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church located in the Jesmond suburb in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Thomas William Jeffray Barron was a New Zealand lawn bowls player who represented his country at two British Empire and Commonwealth Games, in 1958 and 1962.
George Henry Swindlehurst MBE (1925-2009), also known as Ginger, was a former Paralympic athlete from Great Britain who competed in the early editions of the Paralympic Games, taking part in table tennis and wheelchair basketball. He was born in 1925 in Stockport.
St Benet's Church is a Catholic church in Monkwearmouth in Sunderland. It was built in 1889 and designed by Archibald Matthias Dunn and Edward Joseph Hansom. It is located on the corner of Thomas Street North and George Street North, half a kilometre east of the Stadium of Light. From 1900 to 2011, the Redemptorists served the parish. The church is now once again served by priests from the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. When it was built, it was the first Catholic church in Sunderland to be built north of the River Wear in the nineteenth century.