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Dick Button wins World skating title...



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February 14, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 14, 1948

* Dick Button - American figure skater
* Wins World skating title
* 1st American to do so


The sport's section (page 9) has a banner headline: "Button Wins World Figure Skating Title, With Gerschwiler Second at Davos" with subheads and two column photo. (see)
Other news, sport and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 28 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Button went on to the 1948 World Championships, where he faced Gerschwiler for the last time. Button won the event. At the time, the U.S. Championships were held after the World Championships, and Button finished his season by defending his national title.

Category: The 20th Century

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