Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 18, 2007 in Uncategorized

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. It was a day like today, one sunny afternoon in 1307 when great archer William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head. And in 1964 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “most notorious liar”

In 1954, Barter trade was very much alive when Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal.

In 1970, Joe Frazier Knocks Out Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

In 1980, Honduras and El Salvador signs peace (after “soccer war” of 1969)

According to history the Soccer War or 100-hours War, was a six-day war fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969.

The tensions between the two nations were reflected by rioting at a football (soccer) match between them, but the war was not caused by football, as has been popularly imagined internationally. The war was caused by political differences. The Football (s0ccer) War is the catchy nickname that has been given to the 1969 war.

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