Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 9, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. In 1872 a fire in Boston destroyed 1000 buildings and lastly in 1888, Jack the Ripper 5th & last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly found.

In 1950, White Sox Release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930.

In 1953, Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws.

In 1961, PGA eliminates caucasians only rule. If the white only policy had remained in place, we would not have seen the talents of Vijay Sigh and TigerWoods.

In 1981, Larry Holmes Technical Knock Outs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.

In 1985, Gary Kasparov becomes World Chess Champion.

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