Friday, December 26, 2003

Hey y'all. Well yesterday was Christmas and today is my birthday. Twenty-five years ago today I was born and the world would never be the same. So happy birthday too me and enjoy your post holiday weekend.

On this day in history...
December 26, 1908


Jack Johnson becomes the first African American to win the world heavyweight title when he knocks out Canadian Tommy Burns in the 14th round in a championship bout near Sydney, Australia. Johnson, who held the heavyweight title until 1915, was reviled by whites for his defiance of the "Jim Crow" racial conventions of early 20th-century America.

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