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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On This Day in History

June 22,1938 ---- Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling of Germany in the first round of their rematch in New York City's Yankee Stadium.

June 22,1970 ----- President Richard Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18.

June 22,1986 ----- Diego Maradona scored both goals in Argentina's 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over England in Mexico City – including one that he punched in, unseen by the referee. When asked about the play later, Maradona said, "It was the hand of God."

Argentina fielded a more talented team in the 1986 World Cup than the English, and they were determined to defeat their rivals. The first goal Maradona scored has come to be known as the “Hand of God” goal, or “Mano de Dios.” The ball appeared to be hit into the goal off of Maradona’s head, but was in fact punched in with his left hand, a violation that the referees failed to call. When asked about the goal after the game, Maradona said the goal was scored “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God.” Five minutes later, Maradona scored what was voted in 2002 to be the greatest goal in World Cup history, when he dribbled past five English defenders before scoring to give Argentina a 2-0 lead. Argentina went on to defeat West Germany 3-2 to win its second ever World Cup championship.

June 22,1993 ----- Former first lady Pat Nixon died at age 81.


Now that's something to remember

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