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Jesse Owens

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On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens, a 23-year old from northern Alabama, captured the Gold Medal in the 1936 Olympics, winning the 100-meter dash.  Owens, who had set the 100-meter world record (10.2 seconds) earlier in June, beat fellow American and former world-record holder (10.3 seconds) Ralph Metcalfe.

Read the whole story at Today’s History Lesson.

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