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1986

German professional footballer Manuel Neuer is born

Manuel Neuer is known for playing as a goalkeeper for and captaining both Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. In 2014, Neuer won the FIFA World Cup with Germany and was ranked the 3rd-best player in the world by The Guardian.

1942

Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon

Joe Louis fought Abe Simon and won by a technical knock out. He retained The Ring and world heavyweight titles. The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Because of his Army service during WWII, Louis wouldn't defend his title again for 4 years and 3 months.

1939

March Madness is founded

March Madness is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the USA, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the NCAA. It was created by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and was the idea of Harold Olsen, a coach from Ohio State University.

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