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Skeet Shoot

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In Cleveland, Ohio, on this day in 1935 the sport of skeet shooting concluded its first championship. The sport, which consists of shooting at clay targets hurled into the air above the participant, was invented in Massachusetts in 1920 as a method of training for wing shooting (or shooting birds in flight), and is a staple of competitive shooting and training to this day.

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