Today In History…

Nick Malizia, Sports Editor

-Ferdinand Magellan arrives in Guam in 1521.
-The U.S. Supreme Court rules that African Americans cannot be U.S. citizens in the Dred Scott case in 1857.
-Battle of the Alamo: After a 13 day battle between an army of 30,000 Mexican Troops and 187 members of the Republic of Texas, the fort is captured and all members are killed, in 1836.
-Nations of Islam’s leader, Elijah Muhammad, officially gives boxer Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali, in 1964.
-Shaquille O’Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1972.
– Boxer Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in the first round of his first pro fight in 1985.