I’ll let Wikipedia do the introduction:
On 22 October 1899, Hans Kamper placed an advertisement in Los Deportes declaring his wish to form a football club; a positive response resulted in a meeting at the Gimnasio Solé on 29 November. Eleven players attended—Walter Wild(the first director of the club), Lluís d’Ossó, Bartomeu Terradas, Otto Kunzle, Otto Maier, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot, Carles Pujol, Josep Llobet, John Parsons, and William Parsons—and Foot-Ball Club Barcelona was born.
And now, 112 years later, we can celebrate that day however we choose. The club has survived a long time and gone through a lot, but has come out stronger and better than ever before. Whatever your political leanings or your opinion on the current presidential administration, I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us are enjoying the run of results under Pep Guardiola and Frank Rijkaard. I know I am. So, Happy Birthday, Barça!
To commemorate it would be easy: light off blaugrana fireworks. To show it the respect it deserves would require a spine-tingle-inducing animation showing you what happened exactly one year ago today:
And for those of you wondering, the Barça cake above is a blaugrana velvet cake (red, blue, red layers inside) made a year ago for my birthday by Mrs. The Lady.