On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger 'Fireman' Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

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