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On July 18, 1918 Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa. In primary school in Qunu his teacher gave him the name Nelson in accordance with the custom of giving all school children “Christian” names....

THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA AT 56

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena opened its doors to the public in 1959 to host its first event featuring the bantamweight boxing title match between Mexico’s Jose Becerra and France’s Alphonse Halimi.

Jose...