1878 was in many respects a year that the seeds of revolution were sown.It was the year Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, early Bolshevik revolutionary and eventual supreme Russia ruler was born in Gori, Georgia. It was also the year Francisco “Pancho” Villa, guerilla fighter and hero and legend of the Mexican Revolution was born. Whilst in the United States of America, Thomas Alva Edison introduced his phonograph (gramophone) to the world, which would eventually send recorded sound and music around the world. And in Manchester, a somewhat more subtle revolution was going on. In the city that became known as ‘the workshop of the world’, in a small industrial town north of the city called Newton Heath, a group of workers from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, were unbeknown to them, about to kick-start their own revolution that a century later would span the globe and change the face of sport and football forever and create a brand that is one of the most recognizable in the world. A football team that would eventually become the world famous Manchester United.
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