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Muhammad Ali's life... and the world around him.

  • Cassius Clay is born.

    Muhammad Ali is born on January 17,1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, under the name Cassius Clay. He is born in a middle-class family, and lived in a respectable part of his town.
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    Muhammad Ali's life, and the world around him.

  • No More racism.

    No More racism.
    On May 17, 1954, the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision by ruling that segregation was inherently unequal.
  • Color TV introduced

    Color TV introduced
    Color TV introduced

    On June 25, 1951, CBS broadcast the very first commercial color TV program. Unfortunately, nearly no one could watch it on their black-and-white televisions.
  • The bike of life.

    The bike of life.
    1954 in Louisville, Kentucky, 12-year-old Cassius Marcellus Clay's bike was stolen while he and a friend were at the Columbia Auditorium. Young Cassius found a cop in a gym, Joe Martin, and boiling with youthful rage, told Martin he was going to "whup" whoever stole his bike. Martin admonished, "You better learn to box first." Within weeks, 89-pound Cassius had his first bout-his first win. For the next 27 years, Cassius would be in that ring. The date above is not real.
  • Peace, dude.

    Peace, dude.
    Peace symbol createdThe peace symbol, the circle with three lines within it, was originally designed in 1958 by British artist Gerald Holtom. Learn more about the history of the peace symbol.
  • Not silver, not bronze... gold!!!

    Not silver, not bronze... gold!!!
    Muhammed Ali's olympic medal

    He won his gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. But Muhammad Ali threw his Olympic gold medal into the Ohio River after being refused service at a 'whites-only' restaurant, and fighting with a white gang.[14] Whether this is true is still debated, although he was given a replacement medal at a basketball intermission during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he lit the torch to start the games.
  • Muhammad Ali becomes world heavyweight champion.

    Muhammad Ali becomes world heavyweight champion.
    Muammad Ali VS. Sonny ListonOn February 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali, then still known as Cassius Clay, fought Charles "Sonny" Liston for the world heavyweight title in Miami, Florida.
    Liston expected an early knockout. However, Muhammad Ali was a lot faster than most other boxers. Ali's plan was to dance around the powerful Liston until Liston tired out. Ali's plan worked.
    By the 6th round, Liston was exhausted. He had also hurt his shoulder and was worried about a cut under his eye. When the bell for round seven rang,
  • Bye, Bye Cassius Clay... hello Muhammad Ali.

    Bye, Bye Cassius Clay... hello Muhammad Ali.
    After winning the heavyweight championship in 1964, Cassius Clay publicly changed his name to Muhammad Ali and revealed that he was a member of the Nation of Islam. Always outspoken but widely liked, the champion's name change turned Ali into one of the most recognizable and controversial figures of our time.
  • Wife #1: Sonji Roi

    Wife #1: Sonji Roi
    Ali met his first wife, cocktail waitress Sonji Roi, approximately one month before they married on August 14, 1964. Roi's objections to certain Muslim customs in regard to dress for women contributed to the breakup of their marriage.
  • U.S. Sends Troops to Vietnam

    U.S. Sends Troops to Vietnam
    U.S sends troops to vietnamOn March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines land near Da Nang in South Vietnam; they are the first U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam.
  • Sorry, Sonji. It's over.

    Sorry, Sonji. It's over.
    They divorces, because Sonjia Roi doesn't approve Muhamad Ali's relious convertion.
  • I lost my dignity...

    I lost my dignity...
    Apr 30, 1967. Muhammad Ali was stripped of his world heavyweight boxing championship when he refused to be inducted into military service. Ali said, “I have searched my conscience, and I find I cannot be true to my belief in my religion by accepting such a call.” He had claimed exemption as a minister of the Black Muslim religion. He was convicted of violating the Selective Service Act, but the Supreme Court reversed this decision in 1971.
  • Wife #2: Belinda Boyd

    Wife #2: Belinda Boyd
    On August 17, 1967, Ali (aged 25) married 17-year old Belinda Boyd. After the wedding, she converted to Islam and changed her name to Khalilah Ali, though she was still called Belinda by old friends and family. They had four children: Maryum (b. 1968), Jamillah and Liban (b. 1970), and Muhammad Ali Jr. (b. 1972).
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    My Lai Massacre On March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers from Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division, led by Lt. William Calley, entered the Vietnamese village of My Lai and massacred somewhere between 347 and 504 civilians, including women, children, and the elderly.
  • I'm freeeeeee!

    I'm freeeeeee!
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  • The Rumble in the Jungle

    The Rumble in the Jungle
    In one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, Ali regained his title on October 30, 1974 by defeating champion George Foreman in their bout in Kinshasa, Zaire. Hyped as "The Rumble in the Jungle", the fight was promoted by Don King. Almost no one, not even Ali's long-time supporter Howard Cosell, gave the former champion a chance of winning. Analysts pointed out that Joe Frazier and Ken Norton had given Ali four tough battles in the ring and won two of them.
  • The Thrilla in the Manilla

    The Thrilla in the Manilla
    The Big FightOn October 1, 1975, Ali fought Joe Frazier for the third time. The fight was promoted as the Thrilla in Manilabby Don King, who had ascended to prominence following the Ali-Foreman fight. The anticipation was enormous for this final clash between two great heavyweights. Ali believed Frazier was "over the hill" by that point. Ali's frequent insults, slurs and demeaning poems increased the anticipation and excitement for the fight, but also enraged a determined Frazier.
  • Bye bye Belinda Boyd.

    Bye bye Belinda Boyd.
    The exact date of their divorce is unknown. The date is wrong.
  • Wife #3 Veronica Porsche

    Wife #3 Veronica Porsche
    By the summer of 1977, Ali's second marriage was over and he had married Veronica. At the time of their marriage, they had a baby girl, Hana, and Veronica was pregnant with their second child. Their second daughter, Laila, was born in December 1977.
  • Wife #4, the last one: Yolanda "Lonnie" Williams

    Wife #4, the last one: Yolanda "Lonnie" Williams
  • Muhammad Ali retires.

    Muhammad Ali retires.
  • Muhammad Ali... and Parkinson's desease

    The date, except for the year, is wrong, and the exact date is unknown.
  • Veronica Porsche speeds away...

    Veronica Porsche speeds away...
    They had two children, one of which was a girl callled Laila, who followed her fathers's footsteps into the boxing ring, and is now a former female professional boxer.
  • Muhammad Ali, and the Olympic torch.

    Muhammad Ali, and the Olympic torch.
  • Trip to Afghanistan

    Trip to Afghanistan
  • Muhammad Ali Center erected.

    Muhammad Ali Center erected.