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Joe Louis (Brown bomber)... Jesse Owens...

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December 15, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1936 

* Jesse Owens wins athlete of the year award
* Joe Louis (Brown bomber) vs.Eddie Simms 
* Heavyweight boxing match

The sport's section (page 32) has a banner headline: "11,000 See Louis Knock Out Simms in First for Quickest Victory of Career" with subheads that include: "LOUIS STOPS SIMMS IN 0:26 OF FIRST" and more. First report coverage on the heavyweight fight between Joe Louis and Eddie Simms.
Also on the same page is a one column heading: "OWENS IS NAMED NO. 1 STAR OF YEAR" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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