On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1896

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • American athlete Thomas Burke claims the sprint double at the Athens Olympics winning the 100m final in 12.0s; his 2nd victory of the Games after success in the 400m
  • High jumper Ellery Clark leads an American sweep of the placings with a leap of 1.81m at the Athens Olympics; his 2nd victory of the Games after taking out the long jump
  • Spyridon Louis of Greece wins inaugural Olympic marathon (2:58:50) in Athens; runs last lap accompanied by Constantine I

Famous Birthdays

  • Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1971)