(Wednesday, October 22, 1975, evening EDT) — The Cincinnati Reds won the 1975 World Series tonight, beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, in the seventh and deciding game.
It was the third of five World Series titles for the Reds (1919-1990).
Video: 'Viola Liuzzo Murdered After Driving Voting Rights Activists to Selma'
(Friday, October 22, 1965; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — An all-white jury today found Collie Leroy Wilkins Jr., a 22-year-old Ku Klux Klansman, not guilty of the murder of Viola Liuzzo, a 39-year-old white civil rights activist, housewife and mother of five from Michigan who was shot dead March 25, 1965, by members of the Ku Klux Klan after participating in the successful Selma to Montgomery marches for voting rights.
Video: '1975 World Series, Game 6: Reds @ Red Sox'
(Wednesday, October 22, 1975, 12:33 a.m. EDT) — Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hit a ball that struck the left field foul pole in Boston’s Fenway Park for a home run tonight, giving the Red Sox a dramatic 7-6 victory in 12 innings over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the World Series.