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Images Dated 3rd September 2009

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Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, 1908 (1951) Featured 3 Sep 2009 Image

Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, 1908 (1951)

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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The last bare-knuckle fight, Farnborough, Hampshire, 17th April 1860 (1951) Featured 3 Sep 2009 Image

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

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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Standoff on Sidney Street, Stepney, London, 3rd January 1911 (1937).Artist: Central Press Featured 3 Sep 2009 Image

Standoff on Sidney Street, Stepney, London, 3rd January 1911 (1937).Artist: Central Press

Standoff on Sidney Street, Stepney, London, 3rd January 1911 (1937). The Sidney Street siege occurred after a gang of heavily armed Latvian burglars shot five police officers who attempted to arrest them as they attempted to break into a jeweller's shop. Four of the policemen died. Three members of the gang were cornered at 100 Sidney Street and surrounded by the police. A gunfight ensued, but the police had inferior weapons and reinforcements in the form of soldiers from the Scots Guards were called in by order of Home Secretary Winston Churchill, who arrived to observe the scene himself. After six hours of fighting, the building caught fire and Churchill controversially gave the order that the Fire Brigade take no action. Two of the burglars bodies were discovered in the burned out building but no trace of the third was ever found. 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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