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Encyclopedia > Cliff Battles

Cliff Battles (American Football Player) Born May 1, 1910,Died April 28,1981 Battles, from West Virginia Wesleyan, had caught George Preston Marshall's eye in a game from Georgetown, which was an Eastern football power from 1925-29. Battles signed with Marshall's Boston Braves in 1932 and played quarterback,leading the league in rushing with 576 yards.

Battles His Way Into History

On October 30,1932 Battles becomes the first player to rush for 100 yards in a game with 144 in the Boston Braves' 7-7 tie with The Chicago Bears. On October 8,1933 Battles, playing for The Boston Redskins, is the first to exceed 200 rushing yard in a game,finishing with 215 against The New York Giants.

From Washington To Canton

Moving to Washington, in 1937, the Redskins opened their home season against The Giants and then defeated New York to win the Division. In that game, Battles scored two touchdowns,on a 74-yard and a 76-yard interception return. The Redskins then beat The Bears 28-21 in The NFL Championship as Battles scored the first Touchdown of the game, in that 1937 season, Battles led the league with874 yards on 216 carries. The next spring, Battles asked for a raise from $2,750 to $3,250. When marshall wouldn't budge beyond $3,000. Battles retired after only a six-year career. Battles was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 1968.

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Battle of Red Cliffs (赤壁之戰 Battle of Chibi) was a decisive battle during the standoff of the Three Kingdoms in China.
Wei, under Cao Cao's control, was still recuperating from the losses suffered in the Battle of Chibi, and therefore did not have enough resource to defend or retake Jingzhou from its southern rivals.
Therefore, the Battle of Red Cliffs and the capture of Jingzhou confirmed the separation of Southern China from the northern Yellow River valley heartland.
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