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Bowling Tournament, Milwaukee
An American Bowling Congress tournament in 1905, when modern rules for bowling were created

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Bowling Great Don Carter Was Born
July 29, 1926

Articles found in the tomb of an Egyptian child buried about 3200 B.C. included nine pieces of stone, to be set up as pins, toward which a stone "ball" was rolled. Bowling has gone through many transformations, but the sport has been around a long time. In Britain, lawn bowling is a popular sport. Dutch explorers under Henry Hudson may have brought pin bowling to America.

Bowling became a popular sport during colonial times. In early games, the ball was often rolled down a wooden plank. Author Washington Irving, in his short story "Rip Van Winkle," referred to bowling in the U.S. as early as 1819-1820. However, the sport lacked rules and equipment standards. At the end of the 19th century, things quickly changed.

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