1st August 1936
The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was officially opened in Berlin by the Chancellor and Führer Adolf Hitler. 80 years.
5th August 1951
Red Hill Jr.'s fatal attempt to 'barrel ride' the Niagara falls using “The Thing”. 65 years.
9th August 1936
Jesse Owens won international fame with four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Hence he has been credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy". 80 years.
13th August 1926
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, Cuban lawyer, communist politician and revolutionary, is born. 90 years.
13th August 1961
The Construction of the Wall that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989 begins. 55 years.
14th August 1941
World War II: Churchill and Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter. 75 years.
16th August 1951
Bernarr MacFadden "father of physical culture", parachutes over the Hudson River on his 83rd birthday. 65 years.
23rd August 1926
Death of Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, professionally known as Rudolph Valentino. 90 years.
31st August 1986
Death of Henry Spencer Moore, British sculptor. 30 years.
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