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Smithsonian wins Louis gloves by TKO

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian has donated the boxing gloves heavyweight champ Joe Louis used in his first fight against Max Schmeling to Washington's Smithsonian Institution.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2006 with 94 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2005 with 94 to follow.
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Max Schmeling dies at age 99

HOLLENSTEDT, Germany, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former world boxing heavyweight champion Max Schmeling, whose two U.S. fights with Joe Louis electrified the world, has died at his home in Germany. He was 99.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2004 with 94 to follow.
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Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (September 28, 1905 – February 2, 2005) was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in the late 1930s transcended boxing, and became worldwide social events because of their national associations. He was ranked 55 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

While Schmeling was never a supporter of the Nazi regime in Germany, he cooperated with the government's efforts to play down the increasingly negative international world view of its domestic policies during the 1930s. However, it became known long after the Second World War that Schmeling had risked his own life to save the lives of two Jewish children in 1938.

During World War II Schmeling served with the German (Luftwaffe) as an elite paratrooper (Fallschirmjäger).

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