On this day: June 10

Published On: Jun 06 2013 05:54:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first SOS signal is sent, the Six-Day War ends, Spencer Tracy and Ray Charles die, the Apple II computer goes on sale, and Affirmed becomes the most recent horse to capture the Triple Crown, all on this day.

OTD June 10 - Jack Johnson
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1946: Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car crash near Franklinton, North Carolina, at age 68. Johnson beat the reigning world champion, Canadian Tommy Burns, in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 26, 1908, to win the title and held onto it until 1915. He fought professionally until 1938 at age 60, retiring with a 73-13-10 record.

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