Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire'). His time was 10.6 seconds. Jackson Scholz (second from right) was second and Arthur Porritt (far left) was third. The other named athlete was the World Record holder at the time, Charles Paddock. The other two competitors featured were fourth placed Chester Bowman (second left) and sixth placed Loren Murchison (third from right).
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Finishing of the manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable
Completion of the Atlantic Telegraph cable as the last inch of cable passes through the machinery of Messrs Glass and Elliott at Morden Whard, East Greenwich. 2300 miles worth of cable were manufactured prior to the expedition of 1875 by the steam-ship Great Eastern'. The project was hampered by bad weather, but the cable was successfully laid the following year
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5th March 1936: The great transatlantic passenger liner SS Queen Mary nears completion at a shipyard on Clydebank, Scotland. Measuring 1, 020 feet in length, with a gross tonnage of 81, 237, the Queen Mary won the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the North Atlantic in 1938. She was withdrawn from service in 1967, and is currently moored at Long Beach, California. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)