Friday, October 19, 2007
Today 1810 Cassius Marcellus Clay born
Clay, nicknamed “The Lion of Whitehall,” was an American politician who made a name for himself as an outspoken abolitionist and the publisher of the True American antislavery newspaper. In 1843, Clay was shot by a hired assassin. He defended himself against his attacker with a Bowie knife he kept strapped to his chest. Astonishingly, it was this knife's scabbard that stopped the assassin's bullet.
What has world-famous boxer Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, to do with this ?
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