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1920 George Gipp 'The Gipper' death....
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December 15, 1920
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1920
* George 'The Gipper' Gipp death
* Notre Dame college football star
* Coach Knute Rockne fame
Page 12 has a small and somewhat discrete one column heading: "GIPP LOSES LONG FIGHT" "Notre Dame Football Star Succumbs After Fourth Relapse" (see) First report coverage of the death of George Gipp, Notre Dame football star. He is famous for Knute Rockne's quote: 'Win one for the Gipper" in his pre-game pep speech. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication even though the discrete report here.
Other news of the day including reports on a Jack Dempsey heavyweight boxing title fight which begins on the front page. Complete with all 32 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.
Category: The 20th Century