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ON THIS DATE

January 19

1907: The Great Fire of Beaufort, allegedly started by three young boys hiding in a barn to smoke a cigarette, burned more than 40 houses and businesses in Beaufort and did more than $150,000 of damage, equivalent to more than $4.4 million today.

January 22

1973: Joe Frazier lost by technical knock-out to George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica – his first professional defeat – to fall to 29-1 and lose the WBA, WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles.

– Compiled by Mike McCombs

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