Oct-2: A Day of Giants

1869 – Mahatma Ghandi Born

Ghandi was born in Porbander, which is along the Northwest coast of India.  The video is of a rare interview with Ghandi pre-independence.  The title refers to it as the First Indian Talking Movie, which is ironic since today more movies are produced by Bollywood than Hollywood.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall Sworn In as First Black Justice

Marshall already was a legal legend before entering the Supreme Court having argued Brown v. Board of Education.

1980 – Larry Holmes Takes Ali’s Crown

It a battle between two of the greatest boxers of that era, Holmes won a TKO against an aging Ali.  This would be Ali’s next to last fight.Holmes ultimately had twenty successful title defenses, second only to Joe Louis’ twenty-five.

2013 – Birthdays

 

Annie Liebovitz

Sting

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