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Historical Events In 1896

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Apr 06   1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history in the year 1896.  

Apr 06   First modern Olympic games begin in Athens, Greece on this day in history.  

Apr 06   On this day in history juan Tomas Perez, composer  

Apr 06   On this day in history the first modern Olympic games begin in Athens (3/25 OS)  

Apr 07   Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25) in the year 1896.  

Apr 08   On this day in history karl Hermann Pillney, composer  

Apr 10   Edith Day, Minneapolis MN in the year 1896.  

Apr 10   Greek runner Spiridon Loues wins first modern Olympic marathon in Athens on this day in history.  

Apr 10   Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50) in the year 1896.  

Apr 12   On this day in history alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62  

Apr 12   In the year 1896 stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)  

Apr 14   John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres (NYC) in the year 1896.  

Apr 15   On this day in history 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece  

Apr 17   Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) in the year 1896.  

Apr 18   In the year 1896 c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)  

Apr 19   Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published in the year 1896.  

Apr 20   1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres in NYC in the year 1896.  

Apr 20   In the year 1896 senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)  

Apr 21   In the year 1896 h de Montherlant, writer  

Apr 23   On this day in history margaret Kennedy, novelist  

Apr 23   Premier of motion pictures (Koster & Bial's Music Hall, NYC) in the year 1896.  

Apr 23   On this day in history vitascope system of movie projection first demonstrated (NYC)  

Apr 25   Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards) in the year 1896.  

Apr 27   On this day in history the birth of Louis Victor de Broglie, French physicist and philosopher  

Apr 28   Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies in the year 1896.  

Apr 29   On this day in history jacques Leon Wolfe, composer  

Apr 30   Antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1896.  

Apr 30   In the year 1896 gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith)  

May 01   In the year 1896 nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65  

May 04   In the year 1896 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)  

May 04   Grease fire ignites ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO in the year 1896.  

May 04   The first edition of London Daily Mail ( penny) on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75  

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Famous Birthdays In 1896

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1896 birth of maurice Jacobson, composer  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)  

Jan 01   In the year 1896 birth of yitzhak Edel, composer  

Jan 02   Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer was born in the year 1896.  

Jan 02   In the year 1896 birth of sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of everett McKinley Dirkson, (Sen-R-Ill)  

Jan 04   Everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969) was born in the year 1896.  

Famous Deaths In 1896

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821) died in the year 1896.  

Jan 08   William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825) died in the year 1896.  

Jan 15   In the year 1896 matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72  

Jan 18   In the year 1896 death of charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)  

Jan 20   On this day in history heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37  

Jan 25   In the year 1896 frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68  

Jan 28   Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1896.  

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