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On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Lennox Lewis
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1965: Boxer Lennox Lewis, who became the undisputed world heavyweight champion after defeating Evander Holyfield in November 1999, is born in West Ham, London, England. He retired in 2004 with a career record of 41 wins (32 by knockout), two losses and one draw. As an amateur boxer he won a gold medal representing Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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