Sporting Events That Changed America
This event has been canceled.
Monday, November 13, 2023 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
A fun, thought-provoking event for sports fans and history buffs alike!
November 13, 2023
Monday, November 13, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Join Martin Gitlin, author of Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History, to explore more than 100 years of sports history—and its impact on society.
This program features exciting videos of sporting events, fun trivia, and a Q&A session at the end.
Martin will cover a variety of fascinating events, including the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees, Gertrude Ederle becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel, Jesse Owens destroying Nazi racial theories at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the 1958 NFL Championship Game that launched pro football into prominence, the famed Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry that brought the NBA back to life—and much more.
This event has been cancelled. Bookings are closed for this event.
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