What Happened on April 17, 1860

Police Halt Boxing Match

Historical Events

  • Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England; police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

About April 17, 1860

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries