Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 17, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlihgts in sporting history. In what I can describe as a classic remake of popular Fox TV programme “Prison Break’, today in 1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer, was captured in Boston. 
Today in 1278 680 Jews were arrested and 293 of them hanged in England for counterfeiting coins.  And today in 1973 President Nixon crucified himself when he told AP “…people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook” Ha! ha! ha!

In 1884, Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel” to Alf Greenfield. The referee awarded the bout to Sullivan.

Born at Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, Sullivan was nicknamed The Boston Strongboy. On June 26, 1880, with just a handful of fights to his credit, Sullivan challenged anyone in America to fight him for $500. In 1883-1884 he toured with a circus, offering $500 to anyone who could last one round with him.

In1928, Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years.

In 1940, Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane. Today travelling by plane is a normal way of life but then air travel was a novelty.

In 1977 Miss World Contest – Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini. Yap, its not a sport but its feast for the eyes, atleast for the men.

 

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