On this day: August 9

POSTED: 04:01 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 08, 2013 

Construction begins on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a firefighting bear makes his debut, the United States drops the bomb on Japan again, Charles Manson's followers commit mass murder, and Nixon resigns, all on this day.

OTD August 9 - Jesse Owens
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1936: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Berlin as the United States takes first place in the 400-meter relay. With the achievement, Owens became the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

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