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Ben Johnson Wins Gold 100m 1988 Seoul Olympics

September 24, 2012 by staff 

Ben Johnson Wins Gold 100m 1988 Seoul Olympics, Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1789 – Congress passes the First Judiciary Act which provided for the U.S. attorney general and the Supreme Court

2. 1908 – The first factory-built Ford Model T is completed which became affectionately known as the Tin Lizzie

3. 1941 – Linda McCartney is born

4. 1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field

5. 1975 – Dougal Haston and Doug Scott become the first Britons to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain as they conquer Everest

6. 1988 – Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and reaffirms his position as the world’s fastest man

7. 1991 – Children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, dies at age 87

8. 1992 – David Mellor resigns as heritage minister, blaming his departure on a constant barrage of hostile stories in the tabloid press over a sex scandal

9. 1996 – The US and the world’s other major nuclear powers sign a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons

10. 2000 – Formula One returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, returning to the US for the first time nine years

11. 2003 – Anthony Hopkins receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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