Today In Sports History for Dec. 17

...Cesar Chavez secures his place in boxing history, retaining his WBC super lightweight title with a fifth-round victory over Britain's Andy Holligan. It's the 27th time Chavez fought for a title without a loss since 1984, breaking Joe Louis' mark of...
Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...Apollo program of manned lunar landings.In 1984, a coal fire at the Wilberg Mine near Orangeville, Utah, killed 27 people. Britain and China signed an accord returning Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997.In 1986, Lawrence E. Walsh was appointed...
Today in History

...Straus became the first Jewish Cabinet member.In 1911, Britain's King George V announced during a visit to India that the...s headquarters.In 1963, Kenya became independent of Britain.In 1974, "The Godfather, Part II," a Paramount Pictures...
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...wants to boost inflation from just 0.3 percent currently to around 2 percent.The few European producing countries - mainly Britain and Norway in the North Sea - face a drop in revenues that could balance out the positives of cheaper fuel.RussiaRussia gets...
A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

...German invasion of Belgium kicked off a series of events which quickly pit the German and Austro-Hungarian empires against Britain, France, Russia and several allies.Germany swept into most of Belgium and northern France and even threatened Paris before...
Today in sports history

1900 - Britain's Harry Vardon wins the U.S. Open golf title.1985 - Eddie Robinson becomes college football's winningest coach as Grambling...
At Ryder Cup, Europe greater than its parts

...shot, Robert Boag said he would vote tomorrow for Britain to leave the EU, if given that option."I feel...the Ryder Cup was still restricted to players from Britain and then from Britain and Ireland, they were thumped so often by their...
When war broke out, they didn't wait to volunteer

...generally, American sentiment toward Britain was pretty low," Jones said. On the...who thought the U.S. should side with Britain and those who thought it should side with...time when most Americans don't like Britain, don't like the British."Alaskans...
Today in sports history

...Carfrae takes the women's race for the second time. Van Lierde wins in 8:12:29. Carfrae, also the 2010 winner, finishes in 8:52:14 to break the women's course mark of 8:54:02 set by Britain's Chrissie Wellington in 2009.
Off the Beaten Path: Ghosts of the Northwest Passage

...South Pole as well as the first person to unequivocally reach the North Pole. During the burgeoning of Arctic exploration, Britain's opinion of their superiority led to a lot of unnecessary death and suffering. I cringe when I think of Franklin's men...


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