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Spyridon Louis death.... 1st Olympic marathon winner...
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March 27, 1940
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 27, 1940
* Spyridon Louis death (1st report)
* 1st modern-day Olympic marathon winner
* Marousi, Greece fame - Greek water-carrier
Page 21 has a one column heading: "SPYRO LOUES, WINNER OF MARATHON, DIES" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 44 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century