Time and History 3:15 P.M. Jesse Owens Breaks World Records

About major and minor historical events around the clock such as the when Jesse Owens broke multiple world records at 3:15 in the afternoon.


3:15 in the Afternoon

May 25, 1935. After running 41 strides at 4 1/2 strides per sec., the amazing Jesse Owens equaled the 100-yd. record of 9.4 sec. while running for Ohio State in the 35th annual Western Conference meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ten minutes later he jumped an incredible 26 feet 8 1/4 in., a world record for the broad jump. Twenty minutes later, in the 220-yard. sprint, he not only established a new world record of 20.3 sec. but also simultaneously smashed the 200-meter record. A quarter of an hour later he set a new world record of 22.6 sec. for the 220-yd. low hurdles and at the same time broke the 200-meter record. In 45 minutes of breathless athletic brilliance, Jesse Owens set or matched six world records.

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