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Today in sports history: Joe Louis retains boxing title with first-round knockout in 1942
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Today in sports history: Joe Louis retains boxing title with first-round knockout in 1942

Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Jan. 9.

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Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, and m…

In 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, and more events that happened on this day…

The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States, and more events that happened on this day in history.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed four days later in …

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In 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders, and more events that happened …

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion, and more events that happened on …

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