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March 8th In NYC History

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1971...In a boxing match billed as the "Fight of the Century," undefeated champion Joe Frazier beats undefeated challenger Muhammad Ali to retain the world heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden.

1999...Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio dies in his home in Florida at age 84, following a long battle with cancer. The Yankee great helped lead the Bronx Bombers to nine world championships.

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