On this day: March 25

POSTED: 04:26 PM PDT Mar 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 24, 2016 

The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.

OTD March 25 - Howard Cosell
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1918: Howard Cosell, arguably the best-known and most controversial sports broadcaster in the history of the medium, is born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Cosell, who was a "Monday Night Football" broadcaster from its inception in 1970 through 1984, would especially become known for his blustery, cocksure personality, his friendship with boxer Muhammad Ali and his feuds with other sports reporters. He died of a cardiac embolism at the age of 77 on April 23, 1995.


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