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July 4 photo gallery: Lou Gehrig

Originally Published: July 3, 2009
By Page 2

As America once again celebrates another national birthday, Page 2 would like to call attention to other historic July 4 happenings, such as …

• July 4, 1888: The first professional rodeo in America is held in Prescott, Ariz.

• July 4, 1919: Jack Dempsey brutally defeats Jess Willard to capture the world heavyweight title in Toledo, Ohio.

• July 4, 1934: Joe Louis wins his professional debut by knocking out Jack Kracken in Chicago.

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