Muhammad Ali with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, his mother Odessa Clay and a crowd of fans at his home in Miami on February 28, just 3 days after winning his first Heavyweight title vs Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964.
Interama, a science and technology theme park that would have been built in 1968 in Miami. Interama stands for “Inter-American Culture and Trade Center.”
It would have been Miami’s “City of Tomorrow,” showcasing the culture of Latin America…think of it like a kind of permanent World’s Fair. It was designed by Hugh Ferriss, who designed many buildings in the 1939 World’s Fair.
The site where it was going to be built is now Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus.
Ichrio Suzuki becomes the 30th major leaguer to collect 3,000 hits when he legs out a seventh inning triple in the Marlins’ 10-7 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. The 42-year-old center fielder joins Paul Molitor as the only other player to reach the milestone with a triple.
Muhammad Ali holding Malcolm X’s daughter Qubilah, surrounded by young fans at his training camp in Miami, January 1964.
The kids are holding up 8 fingers because Muhammad predicated he’d win the
World Heavyweight Championship
fight against Sonny Liston in 8 rounds as the underdog. The defending champ Liston predicted he’d win in 2. Ali ended up winning in 7 rounds on February 25, 1964.
“USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) afire after she was hit by a Kamikaze attack off Formosa, 21 January 1945. Photographed from USS Miami (CL-89). A Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane is on the cruiser’s starboard catapult, in the foreground.”
Yesterday while waiting for brunch at Greenstreet, I finally went to the Barnacle! Me and some friends were trash-talking the public school curriculum for not teaching us about historic places like this one!
For those of you who don’t know it’s a historic house built in the 1800s. It’s right off Main Highway in the Grove and *fun fact* the property is preserved by the Department of Environmental Protection.