20 Things Turning 100 in 2020

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The National Football League was founded in 1920.

Originally called the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the league was founded in Canton, Ohio, on September 17, 1920.

Prior to the league’s founding, college football was more popular than its professional counterpart, and regional football team owners and representatives wanted to raise the pro football standard and create schedules between teams, according to the History Channel.

The APFA was renamed as the National Football League, or NFL, two years later.

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4 Comments

  1. Barney cooley says

    Judge Judy, too. Congrats @100??

  2. Berni cotton says

    They say Judge Judy, has spent 100 years on the air. Also, it has been said she is turning 100years old. Both can’t be true. Only one is true !

  3. Robert Hutchison says

    This is personal but Liberty County in Montana was established in 1920!

  4. debbie williams says

    i have learned so many things . i really enjoy life in photos. i am amazed at a lot of the photos.

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