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Monday, September 15, 2014

75 Years Ago Today - Eileen's Diary - September 15, 1939



75 Years Ago Today
Eileen's Diary
September 15, 1939

This entry is a post from the diary of my mother, twenty year old Eileen KINNICK SMITH, 75 Years Ago this date. She kept a diary from 1932 as a freshman in high school until she left us, too early, in 1999.


Here is the daily entry for Friday, September 15:

Real hot & windy again. in town & washed in morning/ Brought Pete home from the 80 for dinner. Ate, folded clothes, looked at catalogs. Cloudy at nite but it all cleared off. Ate, bathed & went to bed. Listened to Galento beat Nova.
Gave Merle check for $65.00.

My comments:

Electric wiring paid well, even then! ;-)

Galento beat Nova:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Nova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Galento


From Galento article:
"The Nova fight is reputed to be one of the dirtiest and bloodiest fights ever fought. Nova was knocked down five times. Both fighters kneed, gouged, hit below the belt, and on at least two knockdowns, Galento "fell" with his 230 lb (104 kg) on Nova, knees first. Galento finally knocked Nova out in the 14th round.The Nova fight is reputed to be one of the dirtiest and bloodiest fights ever fought. Nova was knocked down five times. Both fighters kneed, gouged, hit below the belt, and on at least two knockdowns, Galento "fell" with his 230 lb (104 kg) on Nova, knees first. Galento finally knocked Nova out in the 14th round."

From Nova article:
"Nova was injured badly in a fight with Tony Galento and was treated in hospital, almost losing an eye."

From YouTube: http://youtu.be/QghwSqAlKSQ




Now, imagine listening to the fight on the radio - have you done it? I have! Comments welcomed! ;-)
Hear is what it sounded like: http://www.boxingforum24.com/showthread.php?t=487071
[Click on the first image...]

Note: A three day hiatus follows this post - back on the 19th. ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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