August 09

This Day in History

1936

Owens Wins 4th Gold Medal

Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympic Games, setting a world record in the relay. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler promoted the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin as a showcase of Aryan … (more...)

1516

Hieronymus Bosch Dies

Little is known about the life of the great Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, who was buried on this day in 1516. He was born in the small town of 's-Hertogenbosch, then in the Duchy of Brabant, part of … (more...)

117

Roman Emperor Trajan Dies

Thirteenth emperor of the Roman Empire, Trajan, died of a stroke in the city of Selinus on this day in 117 CE. A former army commander, senator, and governor of Upper Germany, Trajan was appointed … (more...)