Historical Events in August 1936

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Aug 1 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 1 Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College
  • Aug 2 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • Aug 4 Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece

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Aug 5 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Aug 6 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
  • Aug 9 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
  • Aug 10 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
  • Aug 10 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
  • Aug 10 4th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 11 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
  • Aug 12 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • Aug 12 Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
  • Aug 12 Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
  • Aug 14 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
  • Aug 16 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
  • Aug 18 106.5°F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa
  • Aug 19 Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
  • Aug 23 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
  • Aug 24 Australian Antarctic Territory created

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Aug 24 FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Aug 25 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each