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Jack Johnson World Heavyweight Champion The first black boxer to hold the world heavyweight title was Jack Johnson of Galveston, Texas. Johnson held the crown from 1908 through 1915. A superb defensive fighter, he would sometimes go through several rounds without his opponent landing a meaningful punch. When he beat Canada's Tommy Burns for the title in Australia in 1908, correspondent Jack London wrote, 'Not one second of any round could legitimately be scored for Burns.' Johnson so outclassed his opposition that his title reign inspired the Great White Hope movement in America to find someone with the proper pigmentation to beat him. Nat Fleischer, who edited The Ring magazine from 1922 through 1972, rated Johnson as the greatest heavyweight ever.
Tags: Jack  Johnson  heavyweight  champion 
Added: 6th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Zombies Time Of The Season This was the 1960's theme for the fresh air fund in N.Y.C.For kids during the summer to get into the country and breathe.Alot came to the Pocono's of PA.And they also had them in N.J.They still have camps here in the pocono's for the low income city kids.Since 1877 1.7 million children have gone to 13 states and Canada.And have benefitted from this mostly private donation program.
Tags: the  zombies  time  of  the  season 
Added: 20th February 2008
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Posted By: tommy7
Chandra Crawford Sings O Canada On Olympic Podium Canadians don't generally win a lot of gold medals at the Olympics. When we do, it's cause for celebration. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Canada's Chandra Crawford won a gold medal in cross-country skiing. She further endeared herself to the country with her gleeful singing of O Canada on the medal podium.
Tags: Chandra  Crawford  O  Canada  gold  medal 
Added: 26th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Dionne Quintuplets The Great Depression did not produce many happy stories, but the birth of the Dionne quintuplets near remote Callander, Ontario, Canada in 1934 was at least outwardly a feel-good news item of the decade. Five identical girls were born to Elzire Dionne on May 28, 1934. They were attended to by a country doctor, Roy Allan Dafoe. Never before had quintuplets survived infancy. The story turned sour when the quints were made wards of the Ontario government because of the financial straits of the Dionne family and other concerns. The provincial government built Quintland, a tourist attraction where the girls were put on public display for the numerous visitors who travelled the Trans-Canada Highway to northern Ontario to see them. Quintland served as a home for the girls who were cared for by nurses, as well as a museum and viewing area for the tourists. Eventually some three million tourists came to Quintland--as many as 6,000 each day at its peak. (There was no admission charge to see the quints, but the region reaped millions of dollars in revenues from hotels, restaurants, etc.) At one point, the quints were Canada's top tourist attraction, surpassing Niagara Falls. The quints were isolated from the outside world and even from their parents and other siblings. The Dionne parents staged years of legal challenges to regain custody of their estranged daughters. They finally succeeded in 1943. The three surviving quints were awarded a large cash settlement in the late 1990s by the Ontario government. Only two of the girls survive today.
Tags: Dionne  quintuplets 
Added: 4th May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Oopsy The Clown I think local Clown Lava, from Canada might remember him.
Tags: Yup 
Added: 26th February 2008
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Posted By: Marty6697
Definition This excellent Canadian game show ran for 17 years on CTV from 1973 to 1990. Two teams of two competed. The object of the game was to solve a pun by adding letters to the board. (Many of the clever puns were submitted by viewers.) You might recognize host Jim Perry from his work on American game shows. The smooth-voiced announcer is Dave DeVol who holds the world record for the longest tenure as a TV weatherman. Oh yes: the 26th letter of the alphabet is "zed" in Canada.
Tags: Definition  Jim  Perry 
Added: 27th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Red Barn Commercial 1971 Red Barn was a hugely popular hamburger restaurant in my hometown in the early 1970s. (I used to get a free burger coupon in the mail around my birthday!) Red Barn was a chain of burger joints that had locations in 19 states and Canada. The facades of their restaurants were designed to look like barns. This is a 1971 commercial advertising the Barnbuster burger. The main character, Hamburger Hungry, looked too much like Ernie from Sesame Street and had to be redesigned not long after this commercial aired to avoid copyright troubles.
Tags: Red  Barn  commercial 
Added: 5th March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ann Margret Canada Dry Commercial This Canada Dry commercial aired only once--during a 1968 Ann-Margret special. If they ever make a 1960s time capsule, this clip belongs in it!
Tags: Canada  Dry  commercial  Ann  Margret 
Added: 22nd May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
1976 Canada Cup Winning Goal Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores the winning goal in overtime versus Czechoslovakia to give the home team the 1976 Canada Cup title.
Tags: Darryl  Sittler  Canada  Cup  goal 
Added: 14th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Montreal Expos Tribute For 36 seasons, the Montreal Expos were Canada's National League team. Over those years they fluctuated from near-greatness to ineptitude. They had the best record in major league baseball when the 1994 labor stoppage cancelled the season. The team never recovered its fan support after that. Kind of sad to see a team that was once so strongly supported go down the tubes. Here's a tribute to the guys who wore those odd uniforms.
Tags: Montreal  Expos 
Added: 11th March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964

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