At the 1936 Olympic Games, in Berlin, one athlete stood-out among all the others: Jesse Owens. Hitler was not pleased! Years later, Jesse tells us about those Games, his victories on 3 August 1936 and his life as a star athlete.
Anne Frank and her family were betrayed by a Dutch informer who gave a tip to the Gestapo. The Nazis searched Anne's hiding place on August 4, 1944. She and her family (and the others who were sharing the cramped quarters) were found and arrested.
James Joyce, an Irishman, wrote one of the most famous English-language novels of all times. Who was Joyce? What was he up to in ''Ulysses?'' The U.S. government banned the book, but the Court of Appeals struck-down that ban on August 7, 1934.
On the 8th of August, 1974, America's 37th president, Richard Nixon, gave an oval-office address to the nation. He told the country he was resigning. A tape recording, released a few days before, had implicated Nixon in the Watergate cover-up.