Bell, de Benneville
1895 - Born on the 25th of February in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1920-1928 - He served as backfield coach at University of Pennsylvania.
1930-1931 - Backfield coach at Temple University.
1933 - With other former college teammates he became the co-owner of the Eagles for $2,500.
1934 - On 6th of May he married Broadway actress Frances Upton.
1935 - He was credited with establishing the NFL draft.
1936-1940 - He served as Eagles head coach.
1937 - Eagles had lost $90,000 and were put up for public auction.
- Founded the Maxwell Football Club, which awards the Maxwell Award to the top college football player.
1941-1946 - He had been under a doctor's care and had recovered from a heart attack.
1946 - Selected to replace Elmer Layden as NFL commissioner.
1947 - The contract was changed to a five-year pact.
1949 - Merged All-America Football Conference into NFL.
1959 - He died of a heart attack on 11th of October at Philadelphia's Franklin Field.
1963 - Bell was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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