George Wallace Former Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, who built his political career on segregation and spent a tormented retirement arguing that he was not a racist in his heart, died Sunday night at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He was 79 and lived in Montgomery, Ala. Wallace died of respiratory and cardiac arrest at 9:49 p.m., said Dana Beyerly, a spokeswoman for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Wallace had been in declining health since being shot in his 1972 presidential campaign by a 21-year-old drifter named Arthur Bremer. Wallace, a Democrat who was a longtime champion of states' rights, dominated his own state for almost a generation.
Martin Luther King Jr. First, George Wallace was born on August 25, 1919 in Clio, Alabama. He completed a law degree from the University of Alabama in 1942. After L.L.B (Bachelors of Laws) degree he entered U.S. Army Air Corps and served during World War II but failed this course of action. Wallace is remembered for his strong support of racial segregation in the 1960s. As Wallace was running for president for a second time, he received support from a dangerous group of people known as the Ku Klux Klan.
He was married to Rachel Donelson Robards and while they didn’t have children together, Jackson adopted three children with the name of Andrew Jr., Lyncoya, and Andrew Jackson Hutchings. Sadly enough Jackson lost his wife in 1828 during his election and he blamed his opponents for her death. Jackson was a man that if he liked you, he was a good friend, but if he didn’t like you, he hated you; there was never an in between. A fact about Jackson is that he was the president that killed the most people that wasn’t through war. Jackson participated in a few duels, even though legends say that he participated in more.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” quoted Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. aka Muhammad Ali, known as the greatest boxer of all time. He was the World Heavyweight Champion, three times in his life. Muhammad was not only a boxer, but he also a social activist, as well as a philanthropist. He had a tough life as being the only black boxer at the time. Muhammad was discriminated for his race, but he gained his pride and respect from showing everyone his moves in the ring.
Instead, they froze the title, which means Braddock earned money touring the country giving public appearances and boxing exhibitions. In 1926, he entered the professional boxing circuit in the light heavyweight division. Braddock started out well, knocking out opponent after opponent in the first few rounds. In the first fight, he knocked out George LaRocco in the 4th round. In May of 1926 he knocked out Phil Weisberger, Jack O’ Day, and Willie Daily.
Presciently, his principal announced during a staff meeting about the issue that Clay would someday be "this school's claim to fame." Clay later joked about his lackluster academic record saying, "I said I was the Greatest, not the smartest." At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, he won a gold medal as a light heavyweight boxer. He then turned professional under the tutelage of boxing legend Angelo Dundee and quickly became famous for his unorthodox style, his spectacular results, and his tireless self-promotion (the latter inspired in part by professional wrestler Gorgeous George and singer Little Richard). He made a name for himself as the "Louisville Slugger" by composing poems predicting in which round he would knock out his opponent.
Before Gaines could become entangled in his business, he decided to run for the Mississippi House of Representatives and won a term for two years. The major importance of this term was his vote for the secession from the union of the state of Mississippi. After his term in office, Gaines went home to Peachwood and settled into the nursery business. Although returning home from the war was an exciting time for Gaines’ business expansion, he went through another trial by losing his wife of fifty-six years. Gaines went through many trials and tribulations throughout his life and will always remembered as a true statesman for both the states of Alabama and Mississippi.
And the officer told him "Well, you better learn how to fight before you start challenging people.This lead Ali to get mad and later, Ali started working with Martin and learn how to box, and soon began his boxing career. In Ali's first amateur match in 1954, he won the fight by split decis... ... middle of paper ... ...he was chosen to be a united nations messenger of peace. And in 2005, Ali receive the presidential medal of freedom from president George W. Bush. Muhammad Ali went through many hardship in life and carry out many things as well. Ali was named greatest boxer of the century due to he's great boxing performance.
He later earned the title of world heavyweight champion, and became internationally famous for his confidence both in and out of the boxing ring. But when Ali lit the flame to open the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, his arm visibly shook as he raised the torch. The former fighter suffers from Parkinson's disease, a condition probably caused by the blows he received from opponents. Throughout his busy and sometimes controversial public life, Ali remains one of the most famous and popular athletes of the twentieth century. A consummate showman, he used to call himself "the Greatest," and many of his fans believe that the nickname fits.
Boxing Early Years Jack Johnson was born on March 31st, 1878 in Galveston, Texas. Both of his parents were former slaves. Jack Johnson learned to box at the age of fifteen, he later on joined the professional boxing circuit at the age of twenty. Through his professional boxing career he loved his success and rewards that he gained. But racial segregation was still alive in America, through the early 1900s, he would have to wait ten years, until he would finally have a title shot for the world heavyweight title, he taunted the current heavyweight champion, the Canadian Tommy Burns into accepting the title fight.