On this day in History 4/6

On this day in 1896, The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens. Athens, Greece hosts the first Olympic Games to be held in 1,500 years as athletes from 13 nations parade before an audience of 60,000. Events include track and field, gymnastics, wrestling, and the first ever marathon, which will be won by Spyridon Louis, of Greece.

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Author: Tom M

Curator @ Echoes of History. Lover of History, Travel, Politics, Music, Space and Haunted Locations. 25 years of experience in Music Industry working at MI5 Recordings & Universal Music Group. Preserving history each moment at a time.

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