On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1860

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

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
1860 Highlights

About April 17, 1860

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries