History likes heroes; no matter what! Can you imagine that Paul Revere was not always a notable revolutionary patriot? The truth is, Revere gain little fame for his “Midnight Ride” in April 1775. He was nearly forgotten until Henry Longfellow wrote a poem that embellished Revere’s role in the events of that night.
Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson were champion boxers — Dempsey as a heavyweight and Robinson as a middleweight and welterweight. While they fought in different eras of “the sweet science,” their post-fighting paths led them to New York City and the restaurant business.