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THE ‘’GOLDEN BEAR’’ SETS TITLE RECORD

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On August 12, 1973, American golfer Jack Nicklaus won the
Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) championship for his
14th major title, surpassing Bobby Jones’ record of 13 major championships. Nicklaus shot a seven-under-par 277 at
Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio, to win $45,000 and
his third PGA National championship. He went on to win 18
major tournaments, a record that still stands today.

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Nicklaus’ victory was immortalized when son Gary,
4, unexpectedly ran onto the green and into his
father’s arms.
It became one of the Golden Bear’s
favorite images.

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Jack William Nicklaus turned 82 in January.

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BOXING BELT SOLD FOR BIG BUCKS TODAY

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DALLAS (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his
1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight title fight was sold
at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million.

The winner of the competition for the belt was Indianapolis
Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

In a tweet Sunday, Irsay confirmed he acquired the belt for his
collection of rock music, American history and pop culture
memorabilia that is currently touring the country.

The belt will be displayed on Aug. 2 at Chicago’s Navy Pier and
on Sept. 9 in Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

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Referee Zack Clayton, right, steps in after challenger
Muhammad Ali, second from right, knocked down
defending heavyweight champion George Foreman,
bottom, in the eighth round of their championship
bout on Oct. 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire.
(AP Photo/File)

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CHAMPIONSHIP WON ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Muhammad Ali (right) wins his third heavyweight crown by defeating Leon Spinks.

 

On September 15, 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks
at the
Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first
fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retired from boxing,
only to make a brief comeback two years later. Ali, who once
claimed he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” left the s
port permanently in 1981.

 

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SI Vault: Ali a champ again after beating confused Spinks - Sports Illustrated

 


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Why the Invasion of Poland in 1939 Launched World War Ii | Time

Invasion of Poland, Fall 1939 | The Holocaust Encyclopedia

80th anniversary of Poland invasion: Why the memory is still a battleground

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CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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It was promoted as the “Match of the Century,” when American chess
grandmaster Bobby Fischer (right) defeated Russian Boris Spassky
(left) during the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In the world’s most publicized title match ever played, Fischer, a 29-
year-old Brooklynite, became the first American to win the competition
since its inception in 1866. The victory also marked the first time a non-
Russian had won the event in 24 years.

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Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008)

After the 1972 World Chess Championship, Fischer did not play a
competitive game in public for nearly 20 years. In 1977 in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, he played three games against the MIT Greenblatt
computer program, winning them all. On January 17, 2008, Fischer
died at age 64 from renal failure at National Hospital in Iceland.

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