What Happened on July 4, 1907

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence

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

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