On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

OlympicsOlympic 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 1,500m

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 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