Naismith, James A.
Died: 1939 AD, at 78 years of age.
1861 - Born on the 6th of November in Ramsay, Township (Canada).
1885 - He won the Wicksteed Silver Medal as the gymnastics champion of the school's junior class.
1887 - He graduated among the top 10 in his class with a B.A. Honours.
1891 - He worked as a Physical Education Teacher.
- He invented Basketball.
1892 - He published the rules for Basketball.
1894 - He married Maude Sherman.
1898 - He studied in Denver, becoming a Professor and the school's first basketball Coach.
1936 - He handed out the medals to three North American Teams.
- He was named honorary President of the International Basketball Federation.
1937 - He was awarded his Doctor of Divinity from The Presbyterian Minister.
1939 - He married Florence Kincade.
1939 - He died on the 28th of November in Lawrence, Kansas.
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