June 22

This Day in History

1938

The Brown Bomber Faces the Black Uhlan

On this day in 1938 in the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, American professional boxer and World Heavyweight champion Joe Louis knocks out his opponent, German boxer and former World Heavyweight … (more...)

1937

Louis becomes champ

Joe Louis wastes few punches and fewer words in becoming heavyweight champ by knocking out Jim Braddock on June 22, 1937. Louis was the first African-American heavyweight champion in 22 years and had … (more...)

1808

Hot Air Balloon Duel

Until relatively recently, throughout the ages there have been those with a sense of daring, a penchant for the theatrical, and a romantic ideal of honour, (not to mention a misplaced feeling of … (more...)