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Images Dated 3rd September 2009

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Featured 3 Sep 2009 Print

Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, 1908 (1951). Artist: Unknown

Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, 1908 (1951). Nicknamed the 'Galveston Giant', Jack Johnson (1878-1946) became world champion in 1908 when he defeated Canada's Tommy Burns in Sydney. There was considerable opposition to the concept of a black man being world heavyweight champion, and a succession of 'great white hopes' attempted to take the title from Johnson. In 1910 in what was billed 'the fight of the century', the former undefeated champion James J Jeffries came out of retirement to fight Johnson in Reno, Nevada. Jeffries stated I am going into this fight for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is better than a negro and the fight took place in a highly charged atmosphere of racial tension. Johnson dominated the fight, and Jeffries' corner pulled him out in the 15th round to prevent him suffering a knockout. Johnson earned $225, 000 from his victory, which sparked race riots across the United States. He held the world title until 1915, when he was defeated by Jess Willard. A print from 100 Years in Pictures, A panorama of History in the Making, text by DC Somervell, Odhams press Limited, London, 1951

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Featured 3 Sep 2009 Print

The last bare-knuckle fight, Farnborough, Hampshire, 17th April 1860 (1951). Artist: Unknown

The last bare-knuckle fight, Farnborough, Hampshire, 17th April 1860 (1951). Contest between the English David, Tom Sayers, and the American Goliath, Heenan. Although only 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing less than 10 stone, Sayers became English Heayweight Champion. In a career that lasted from 1849 until 1860 he was only defeated once. The picture shows his last fight, against John C Heenan, which was the first international boxing match. The fight had gone 37 rounds when one set of supporters (it is disputed which), sensing their man was tiring, invaded the ring. The police, who had been watching without intervening in proceedings until then, broke up the ensuing riot. The fight was declared a draw. Sayers retired after the bout, and the passing of the Anti-prize fight Act of 1861 effectively ended bare-knuckle fighting in England. A print from 100 Years in Pictures, A panorama of History in the Making, text by DC Somervell, Odhams press Limited, London, 1951

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Featured 3 Sep 2009 Print

National Government composed of members from the three main political parties, 1931 (1937). Artist: Unknown

National Government composed of members from the three main political parties, 1931 (1937). An economic crisis in 1931 led to the resignation of Ramsay MacDonald's Labour government. After talks with the King and the leaders of the Conservative and Liberal parties, MacDonald agreed to lead a National Government with ministers drawn from all three parties in order to balance the budget and restore confidence in the economy. The Labour Party was firmly opposed to the National Government and expelled all its members who joined and supported it, including MacDonald. A print from The Story of Seventy Momentous Years, the Life and Times of King George V, 1865-1936, editor Harold Wheeler, Odhams Press Ltd, London, 1937

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