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Today in History: Jesse Owens Beats the Nazis

Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 3, 2018 at 6:25 AM

On this day (August 3) in 1936, Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash, taking the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. These were the first televised Olympic games, and Adolf Hitler viewed them as a platform to demonstrate the alleged superiority of the Arian Race and his Nazi Party. Jesse Owens did more than his part to deflate that dream by winning four gold medals.

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