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Boxers - Historical Events
Date Event
1818-10-08

Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves

1891-05-21

Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds

1900-05-17

In China, three villages within 100 miles of Peking are burned by Boxers and 60 Chinese Christians killed.

1900-05-28

In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work

1900-06-06

In China, Boxers cut off all railroad links between Peking and Tientsin, main port city of Peking

1900-06-09

In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege.

1900-06-13

In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night.

1900-06-16

In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks

1900-06-18

Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners

1900-06-20

In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers

1900-06-20

Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route

1900-06-29

The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity

1980-03-14

Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)

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Boxers - Birthdays
Date Event
1919-04-28

Bob Breitbard, Best Boxers

1973-01-21

Duane Lee Chapman Jr., Big Bags and Boxers

Boxers - Deaths
Date Event
2010-05-17

Bob Breitbard, Best Boxers


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