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How Hot Was It?

How Hot Was It?

The temperature was about 105 degrees on that day in 1915 when Jack Johnson fought Jess Willard—unless it was closer to 70.

When Nellie Bly met the Great John L.

When Nellie Bly met the Great John L.

Two of nineteenth-century America’s most self-willed characters get together.

Marine Le Pen, the Vélodrome d'hiver, and Jack Johnson

Marine Le Pen, the Vélodrome d'hiver, and Jack Johnson

The heavyweight championship leaves traces of itself in the most unlikely places, if you know where to look.