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The Miracle Mile

Proving doctors and naysayers wrong, Roger Bannister was the first man to run a sub-4-minute mile. And after a race on August 7, 1954, that was dubbed “The Miracle Mile,” Bannister beat his rival and was named Sports Illustrated’s first "Sportsman of the Year."

1919 Chicago Race Riots

Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandberg likened the 1919 riot in Chicago to “the jungle.” It ... more

The ATM Starts Dispensing

The Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, NY, introduced the very first ATM on September 2, 1969. ... more

First Winter Olympics

Close to 300 athletes from 16 countries competed in the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, ... more
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