On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1896

Historical Events

Olympic Games

Australian athlete Edwin Flack claims the middle distance double at the Athens Olympics winning the 800m final in 2:11.0; his 2nd victory of the Games after success in the 1500m

  • Greek shooter Pantelis Karasevdas scores a perfect 40 hits to win the military rifle event at the Athens Olympics; Greek 1-2-3 with Pavlos Pavlidis and Nicolaos Trikupis taking out the minor placings
1896 Highlights

About April 9, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries