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World Wrestling Day

May 23

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 23 of May, repeating indefinitely

May 23 is World Wrestling Day!

Several U.S. presidents didn’t just wrestle, but were good at it, including Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Zachary Taylor. Abraham Lincoln was renowned in his region for his wrestling skills, only losing one match in a dozen years. He is the only president to be conducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Did you know? President Calvin Coolidge, was considered ”tolerable good” at wrestling by his father until about age 14, when young Cal took to ”duding around and daydreaming about being a big-city lawyer.”

The Wrestlers, Gustave Courbet, 1853


May 23
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