[Daily article] August 31: Carrow Road Published On

Carrow Road is a football stadium located in Norwich, Norfolk, England,
and is the home of Norwich City Football Club. The stadium is on the
east side of the city, not far from Norwich railway station and the
River Wensum. The club originally played at Newmarket Road before moving
to The Nest. When The Nest was deemed inadequate for the size of crowds
it was attracting, the Carrow Road ground, named after the road on which
it is located, was purpose-built by Norwich City in just 82 days and
opened on 31 August 1935. The stadium has been altered and upgraded
several times during its history, including after a devastating fire
that destroyed the old City Stand in 1984. Having once accommodated
standing supporters, the ground has been all-seater since 1992, with a
current capacity of 27,244. The stadium's record attendance since
becoming an all-seater ground is 27,036, set during a Premier League
match versus Crystal Palace on 8 August 2015. When standing on the
terraces was permitted, Carrow Road saw a crowd of 43,984 when hosting
Leicester City for an FA Cup match in 1963. Carrow Road has also hosted
under-21 international football and a number of concerts, including
performances by Elton John and George Michael.

Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrow_Road>

Today's selected anniversaries:


Peninsular War: At the Battle of San Marcial, the Spanish Army
of Galicia under Manuel Alberto Freire turned back Nicolas Soult's last
major offensive against Arthur Wellesley's allied army.


Abdul Hamid II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire when his
brother Murad V was deposed.


In an effort to stay out of the growing European conflict, the
United States passed the first of its Neutrality Acts.


The Liberal Party of Australia, one of the two major Australian
political parties, was founded to replace the United Australia Party.


The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy, a large, wide-bodied cargo
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Wiktionary's word of the day:

An Ancient Greek statue of a woman, portrayed standing, usually clothed,
painted in bright colours and having an elaborate hairstyle

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  Jesus never said anything about absurdity, and he never
indicated for one flash of time that he was aware of the
preposterousness of his theory about himself. And he didn't even try to
make the theory understandable in terms of the reality and experience of
the rest of us. For if everybody else is also not what Jesus said he
was, what good is what he said?  
--William Saroyan

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