"hall of fame"
Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Aug 1 22:35:20 UTC 2005
OED has 1900
>From Our Own Correspondent.
New York Times; Jul 19, 1869; pg. 1 col 6.
"There are two or three triumphal arches, the most noticeable being an
imitation -- cum longo intervallo -- of the superb arch of Constantine,
at Rome; but the most prominent and elaborate of all these memorials is
the Bavarian Hall of Fame, which is built on a bank rising from the flat
plain, some little distance outside the city."
"In Mexico," Col A. G. Brackett
Chicago Daily Tribune; Nov 12, 1876; pg. 6 col 3.
"O those noble men of yore,
Who went to win a name
That should last forevermore
In the sacred hall of Fame!"
"hall of famer" OED has 1948
COBB'S FINESSE BEATS RUTH AT GOLF, 3 AND 2
Chicago Daily Tribune; Jun 26, 1941; pg. 22 col 6.
"Ty Cobb, the scientific baseball immortal, called upon old time finesse
today to defeat the slam-banging Babe Ruth, his fellow hall of famer, by
a 3 and 2 margin in the opening round of their charity golf matches
before a 2000 gallery at Commonwealth Country Club."
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