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  • World War 2

    World War 2
    World War 2World War II, or the Second World War was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis.
  • The Birth of the Great Boxer.

    On January 17, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay was born.
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    Cassius Clay

  • Bomb Dropped on Hirashima and Nagasaki

    Bomb Dropped on Hirashima and Nagasaki
    During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the first on August 6, 1945 and the second on August 9, 1945. These two events are the only active deployments of nuclear weapons in war to date.
  • Bike Incident.

    Bike Incident.
    At the age of 12, a curious incident set young Cassius Clay on a new path. On an October afternoon he rode his new bike to the Columbia Auditorium. Later, when he went back to get it, it had been stolen. Someone told him there was a police officer in the basement, so Clay went down there. The basement turned out to be a boxing gym—the officer, Joe Martin, was a boxing enthusiast with his own gym. After listening to his volley of threats against whoever stole the bike, Martin invited him to come
  • First fight

    First fight
    Ali started working with Martin to learn how to box, and soon began his boxing career. In his first amateur bout in 1954, he won the fight by split decision.
  • Bus accident

    Bus accident
    On 1 December 1955, while riding the bus home from her job as a seamstress, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired," Parks later wrote, "but that is not true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of the day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."
  • "I Have a Dream".

    "I Have a Dream".
    "I Have a Dream" is a 17 minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination.
  • The Champion.

    The Champion.
    Cassious Clay (not Muhammad Ali yet) wins Sonny Liston by a knock out and becomes the champion.
  • Not a Boxer Anymore.

    In 1966 he was eligible for the draft and induction into the U.S. Army during a time when the United States was involved in the Vietnam War. But he declared that he would refuse to serve in the United States Army. And as a result, he was arrested and on the same day the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. Other boxing commissions followed suit.
  • Match of the Century.

    Match of the Century.
    li and Frazier met in the ring on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden. The fight, known as '"The Fight of the Century". Frazier punctuated his victory by flooring Ali with a hard, leaping left hook in the 15th and final round. Frazier retained the title on a unanimous decision, dealing Ali his first professional loss.
  • 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.
  • The Vietnam War.

     The Vietnam War.
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
  • Thtilla in Manilla

    Thtilla in Manilla
    On October 1, 1975, Ali fought Joe Frazier for the third time. Ali won many of the early rounds, but Frazier staged a comeback in the middle rounds, while Ali lay on the ropes. By the late rounds, however, Ali had reasserted control and the fight was stopped when Frazier was unable to answer the bell for the 15th and final round (his eyes were swollen closed).
  • Parkinson's disease.

    Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984,[28][29] a disease for which those subject to severe head trauma, such as boxers, are many times more susceptible.
  • Nelson Mandela the President.

    Nelson Mandela the President.
    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Also the fist balck president.
  • Olymic Flame.

    Olymic Flame.
    In Atlanta in 1996, the tourch was lit by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, using a mechanical, self-propelling fuse ball that transported the flame up a wire from the stadium to its final resting place.