POSTED: November 5th 2009
George Foreman's place in boxing's world title history
THIS DAY (NOVEMBER 05) IN THE WORLD OF SPORT MARKS . . . the 15th anniversary, from 1994, of the day George Foreman became boxing's then oldest heavyweight champion at 45 when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. Foreman thus regained the title he had first won 20 years previously. In other sports, this day in 1905 saw the birth of Angelo Moratti, the oil magnate from one of Italy’s richest families who was president of Internazionale in their greatest era. Under his leadership Inter won the World Club Cup and the European Champions Cup in both 1964 and 1965 and collected three Italian league titles. Coach Helenio Herrera and stars such as Luis Suarez, Sandro Mazzola and Giacinto Facchetti secured legendary status for their achievements together. Moratti's son, Massimo, is now Inter president. WORLD EVENTS – 1605: The Gunpowder Plot failed when 36 barrels of gunpowder were discovered in cellars beneath the Houses of Parliament. 1912: Birth of Roy Rogers, so-called ‘King of the Cowboys.’ 1913: Birth, in Darjeeling, India, of Oscar-winning actress Vivien Leigh, star most notably of Gone With The Wind. 1922: Discovery, by archeologist Howard Carter, of the tomb of Tutankhamun. 1991: Death at sea of publisher and politician Robert Maxwell.
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