March 2

1975: Joe Frazier (32-2) defeats Jimmy Ellis by TKO in Melbourne, Australia for his final professional win.

March 4

2016: Donald Patrick “Pat” Conroy, an author for whom Beaufort plays a prominent role both in his works and his life, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 70. Among Conroy’s works were The Water Is Wide, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini.

March 7

2022: S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is the keynote speaker as the first South Coast Cyber Summit is held at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort.

March 8

1971: Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City to improve to 27-0, win the vacant The Ring world heavyweight title and retain the WBA and vacant WBC world heavyweight titles.

– Compiled by Mike McCombs

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