POSTED: September 7th 2009

This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (SEPTEMBER 07) MARKS THE . . . 117th anniversary, from 1892, of the day the United States boxer James J Corbett knocked out John L Sullivan in the 21st round in New Orleans to win the first boxing championship used padded gloves under the Queensberry Rules. In other sports, in 1896, A H Whiting won the first motor race on a closed circuit in Cranston, Rhode Island. In 1977 Liverpool’s Ian Callaghan returned to the England team after a record absence of 11 years 49 days. Callaghan last game had been the 2-0 win over France in the 1966 World Cup. He returned for a 0-0 draw in a friendly against Switzerland. In 1996 Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins threw his 100th career touchdown pass in only a record 44th NFL game. WORLD EVENTS – 1533: Birth of Elizabeth I, future ‘Elizabethan Era’ queen of England from 1558-1603. 1813: First use of nickname Uncle Sam for the US in the New York newspaper Troy Post. 1838: Legendary lifeboat rescue of crew of the steamer Forfarshire off the English north-east coast by teenager Grace Darling and her father William. 1936: Birth of Buddy Holly in Lubbock, Texas.

Keywords · September 7 · September 07 · James J Corbett · John L Sullivan · A H Whitingm · Dan Marino · Ian Callaghan · Elizabeth I · Uncle Sam · Grace Darling · Buddy Holly

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