facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 4, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 4, 2012.
By United Press International
'Titans' named favorite football flick

'Titans' named favorite football flick

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Participants in a Moviefone.com poll voted Denzel Washington's 2000 film "Remember the Titans" as the best American football flick of all time.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, March 4, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2006 with 302 to follow.
By United Press International

COL FB: Notre Dame 17, Michigan 10

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Brady Quinn threw two touchdown passes Saturday to lead the No. 23 Notre Dame to a 17-10 upset victory over the third-ranked Michigan Wolverines.

Halas nephew charged with sexual assault

POINT PLEASANT, N.J., July 19 (UPI) -- The great-grand nephew of Chicago football legend George "Papa Bear" Halas has been arrested in New Jersey for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2005 with 302 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2005 with 303 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Reagan in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Although he never achieved major stardom in Hollywood, Ronald Reagan nevertheless left his impression on the entertainment industry as a two-time president of t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 4, the 64th day of 2004 with 302 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2003 with 302 to follow.
By United Press International
Prev
Page 1 of 2
Photos
Knute Rockne
Wiki

Knute Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His biography at the College Football Hall of Fame calls him "American football's most-renowned coach." He was a native Norwegian and was trained as a chemist at the University of Notre Dame, where he later coached. He is credited with popularizing the use of the forward pass.

Knute Rockne was born Knut Larsen Rokne in Voss, Norway to the smith and wagonmaker Lars Knutson Rokne (1858–1912) and his wife Martha Pedersdatter Gjermo (1859–1944). He emigrated with his parents at five years old to Chicago. He grew up in the Logan Square area of Chicago, on the northwest side of the city. Rockne learned to play football in his neighborhood and later played end in a local group called the Logan Square Tigers. He attended North West Division High School in Chicago playing football and also running track.

After Rockne graduated from high school, he took a job as a mail dispatcher with the Chicago Post Office for four years. When he was 22, he had saved enough money to continue his education. He headed to South Bend, Indiana, to finish his schooling. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1914 with a degree in pharmacy. After graduating he was the laboratory assistant to noted polymer chemist Julius Arthur Nieuwland at Notre Dame and helped out with the football team, but rejected further work in chemistry after receiving an offer to coach football.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Knute Rockne."
Most Popular
1
Who is the 'Woman in Black' roaming U.S. highways?
2
Jennifer Aniston surprised by Justin Theroux during photo shoot
3
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours
4
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
5
Jessica Alba covers Maxim in bikini, talks self-confidence
x
Feedback