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24/06/1895 World heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey is born

William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. He was a cultural icon of the 1920s, known for aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power.