Talk:1936

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Year in topic[edit]

I think the successive pages on year in topic are getting very repetitive.

Here we have a year in topic box at the top (only on some years), then in the text as a paragraph, then with bullets in the paragraph duplicating stuff on the year in topic pages. I think we should just keep the top box in view of the multiple entires and put it in where missing. Anyone disagree? BozMo(talk)

As per discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Years the year in topic paragraph is scheduled to be deleted as it largely duplicates the links in the top box, and is not consistent with other year. Any objections should be made on that page please --BozMo|talk 19:34, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Owens-Illinois[edit]

I have found this website that seems to suggest an earlier date for the construction of the Owens-Illinois building:

http://www.insulators.info/go-withs/glassblk.htm

Can verification be produced for the 1936 date? Arsene(talk) -09:13 1 June 2006

Format[edit]

[See: Talk:1950#Format. -Wikid77 13:24, 14 December 2006 (UTC)]

At the Big Ten Track and Field Championships of 1935, Ohio State's Jesse Owens equaled or set world records in four events: the 100 and 220-yard dashes, 200-yard low hurdles and the long jump. He was also credited with world marks in the 200-meter run and 200-meter hurdles. That's six world records in one afternoon, and he did it all in 45 minutes!

The following year, he swept the 100 and 200 meters and long jump at the Olympic Trials and headed for Germany favored to win all three.

In Berlin, dictator Adolf Hitler and his Nazi followers felt sure that the Olympics would be the ideal venue to demonstrate Germany's oft-stated racial superiority. He directed that $25 million be spent on the finest facilities, the cleanest streets and the temporary withdrawal of all outward signs of the state-run anti-Jewish campaign. By the time over 4,000 athletes from 49 countries arrived for the Games, the stage was set.

Then Owens, a black sharecropper's son from Alabama, stole the show–winning his three individual events and adding a fourth gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay. The fact that four other American blacks also won did little to please Herr Hitler, but the applause from the German crowds, especially for Owens, was thunderous. As it was for New Zealander Jack Lovelock's thrilling win over Glenn Cunningham and defending champ Luigi Beccali in the 1,500 meters.

Germany won only five combined gold medals in men's and women's track and field, but saved face for the “master race” in the overall medal count with an 89-56 margin over the United States.

The top female performers in Berlin were 17-year-old Dutch swimmer Rie Mastenbroek, who won three gold medals, and 18-year-old American runner Helen Stephens, who captured the 100 meters and anchored the winning 4x100-meter relay team.

Basketball also made its debut as a medal sport and was played outdoors. The U.S. men easily won the first gold medal championship game with a 19- — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.190.66.58 (talk) 17:10, 10 November 2015 (UTC)