King Henry VIII requires his archers to practice their archery skills year around. During the winter months, the archers moved inside the barns, and their arrows shortened.
Anne Boelyn gave her soon to be husband King Henry VIII a richly ornate set of darts for his birthday.
Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower played darts to occupy their time.
Paper dart flights were invented.
An Englishman patented the first metal barrels.
Foot Anakin challenged the English court system, making darts a “game of skill” rather than a “game of chance”.
The National Darts Association (NDA) was founded. The NDA standardized the board as we know it today.
The NDA ran the world’s first darts tournament called “News of the World Individual Darts Championship”.
Queen Elizabeth played darts in the social center at Buckingham Shire.
News of the World Darts Tournament was in excess of 280,000 participants.
The Westward TV Invitational was the first televised broadcast of darts.
The British Darts Organisation (BDO) was founded.
The Sacramento Valley Darting Association (SVDA) was founded.
15 nations joined forces to create The World Federation.
The American Darts Organization started in with 30 clubs and 7,500 members.
16 professional players from the BDO joined together and founded the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).