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August 3rd 1936: Jesse Owens wins 100 metre dash

On this day in 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, American athlete Jesse Owens won the 100 metre dash, defeating world record holder Ralph Metcalfe. Owens won four gold medals, in the 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump, and 4x100 metre relay, which made him the most successful athlete in the 1936 Games. Germany’s Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler had intended to use the Games to showcase Aryan supremacy, thus the success of African-American Owens was particularly poignant. His success made him a famous figure, but back home in America segregation was still in place. After a ticker-tape parade for him in New York, he had to ride a separate elevator to reach a reception in his honour. It was often said that Hitler snubbed Owens at the Games, refusing to shake his hand, but whilst the racist Hitler was certainly displeased by Owens’s success, these stories may have been exaggerated. In fact, Owens maintains that it was US President Franklin D. Roosevelt who snubbed him, neglecting to congratulate the athlete for his success. Jesse Owens died in 1980 aged 66.

"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds
- Jesse Owens

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micdotcom:

After 238 years, the U.S. Navy finally has a female four-star admiral

Adm. Michelle J. Howard was awarded the Navy’s current highest rank Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. She takes over as the vice chief of operations, the Navy’s second-highest officer position.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said at the ceremony that the momentous event is a “representation of how far we have come, and how far she has helped bring us.”

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Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani defeated Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic to win the 2014 Wimbledon ladies’ doubles title!

With this title victory, Errani and Vinci complete the women’s doubles career Grand Slam, an historic achievement. The Italians are just the 6th team in the history of women’s tennis to accomplish this, joining such legendary pairings as Venus and Serena Williams, Natasha Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez, and Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.

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The historic Monte dei Paschi prepared for the Palio
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China per capita income in 2011, per region (source FP)

China per capita income in 2011, per region (source FP)

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So true, happy hours…

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