May 13, 1914: World Heavy Weight Champion Joe Louis’ Birthday

Born on this day, Joseph Louis Barrow (Joe Louis), world heavyweight champion. Louis was known to the world as the ‘Brown Bomber.’ In 1938, he made world news becoming a national boxing hero for his knockout of Germany’s Max Schmeling. Louis retained his championship record for nearly 12 years. Louis was born in Chambers, Alabama […]

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