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On This Day: Jack Johnson is first Black man to win heavyweight title | United Press International

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On Dec. 26, 1908, Jack Johnson, with a 14th-round KO of Tommy Burns in Australia, became the first African American to win the world heavyweight boxing title.

 

—  UPI Staff, United Press International

Dec. 26 (UPI) — On this date in history:

In 1776, American forces under Gen. George Washington, having crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night, defeated Hessian mercenary troops fighting for the British at the Battle of Trenton, N.J.

In 1908, Jack Johnson, with a 14th-round KO of Tommy Burns in Australia, became the first African-American to win the world heavyweight boxing title.

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