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On This Day In History—February 25

In 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeats champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown. Clay, who later became known to the world as Muhammad Ali, went on to become the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times. In 1996, Muhammad Ali was named as honorary chairperson of The Salvation Army Capital Campaign in Benton Harbor, Michigan.