Today in History
April 06, 1896
With encouraging international participation, the first modern-day Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece. Roman emperor Theodosius I had banned the ancient Olympics in A.D. 393 for being a pagan festival.
Today's Feature History Article
Spectators braved all manner of discomfort—from oppressive heat to incessant badgering by vendors—to witness ancient Greece's ultimate pagan festival
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