Sheffield FC were formed on this day in 1857.
They were the first organised team and club, formed at a meeting of Cambridge University old boys.
Today, based in Dronfield, they are trying to fund a new ground back in Olive Grove and, while raising millions of pounds is difficult, to say the least, they are a flourishing non-league club.
Here are some other events associated with this day in history.
1976: Britain's James Hunt won the Formula One world title with third place in the Japanese Grand Prix, securing the championship by one point from Niki Lauda. The Austrian had quit the race at Fuji in torrential rain, fearing a crash just 11 weeks after being badly burned in a race accident.
1987: Frank Bruno stopped 37-year-old Joe Bugner from regaining the British heavyweight boxing title at White Hart Lane.
2000: Tanni Grey-Thompson collected her third gold medal of the Paralympics in Sydney when the Cardiff-born wheelchair athlete added the T53 classification women's 200 metres to the 100m and 800m titles she won earlier in the week.
2006: Leeds confirmed the appointment of Dennis Wise as manager, with Gus Poyet as his assistant.
2007: Steve Staunton left his post as Republic of Ireland national team manager by mutual consent.
2011: Sven-Goran Eriksson departed Leicester by mutual consent after spending just over a year at the helm.
2012: Hearts were placed under a transfer embargo until December 23, 2012, over their failure to pay wages on time.
2013: UEFA charged CSKA Moscow with ''racist behaviour of their fans'' after Manchester City's Yaya Toure complained of monkey chants against him during the Champions League match in the Russian capital.
2014: Ted Bishop was sacked as PGA of America president after calling Ian Poulter a ''Lil Girl'' in a series of outbursts on social media.