Today in history: First Olympics opened in Greece, Gandhi breaks British salt law, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1896

First modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece

(Photograph:WION)

1917

United States officially enters World War I

(Photograph:WION)

1930

MK Gandhi breaks the British Salt law in Dandi, India

(Photograph:WION)

1965

NASA launches world's first communication satellite Intelsat I

(Photograph:WION)

2009

Earthquake kills more than 300 near L'Aquila, Italy

(Photograph:WION)

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