BET U DIDNT KNOW: THE ARGOS ARE THE OLDEST IN NORTH AMERICA
The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional football club. In 2013, they are celebrating their 140th birthday. That makes them a whopping 140 years old! They are also North America’s oldest professional team (in any sport) still using their original name.
The team was founded in 1873, the same year that some other interesting things happened:
- YWCA Toronto was born after a meeting of some kind souls who met at church
- J.E.H. MacDonald of Group of Seven fame was born in England
- Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation and became Canada’s seventh and smallest province