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Sept. 20, 1973: A woman couldn't beat a man in tennis, could she?
Nowadays we know the answer to be an obvious "yes." But this day 39 years back? Some needed Billie Jean King to beat Bobby Riggs on national TV in order to think that way. So she did, in straight sets, creating lasting images and a lasting impact. (For more on the latter, check out this espnW story.)