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Garrett, Robert

Born: 1875 AD
Died: 1961 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1875 – Born on the 24th of May in Baltimore County, Maryland.

1896 – He decided to compete in the first modern Olympics, Professor William Milligan Sloane suggested he should also try the discus.

1897 – Garrett was the IC4A shot put champion.

1900 – Garrett placed third in the shot put and the standing triple jump; he did not participate in the discus throw because it was held on Sunday.

         – Garrett was a member of the Tug-of-War team at the Olympics that was unable to take part because three of its six members were engaged in the hammer throw.

1942 – Garrett donated to Princeton University his collection of more than 10,000 manuscripts, including sixteen Byzantine Greek manuscripts, containing rare and beautiful examples of illuminated Byzantine art for the use of scholars.

1961 – Died on the 25th of April.