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Historical Events In 1896

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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

Apr 06   Juan Tomas Perez, composer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 07   On this day in history benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)  

Apr 08   Karl Hermann Pillney, composer in the year 1896.  

Apr 10   On this day in history edith Day, Minneapolis MN  

Apr 10   In the year 1896 greek runner Spiridon Loues wins first modern Olympic marathon in Athens  

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

Apr 12   Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 14   John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres (NYC) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 17   In the year 1896 senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)  

Apr 18   C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse) in the year 1896.  

Apr 19   On this day in history herzl's "The Jewish State" is published  

Apr 20   On this day in history 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres in NYC  

Apr 20   Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door) on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history h de Montherlant, writer  

Apr 23   Margaret Kennedy, novelist on this day in history.  

Apr 23   Premier of motion pictures (Koster & Bial's Music Hall, NYC) on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1896 vitascope system of movie projection first demonstrated (NYC)  

Apr 25   On this day in history fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)  

Apr 27   In the year 1896 rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)  

Apr 27   In the year 1896 the birth of Louis Victor de Broglie, French physicist and philosopher  

Apr 28   In the year 1896 heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1896 antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68  

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   On this day in history the first edition of London Daily Mail ( penny)  

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

May 08   In the year 1896 yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire  

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Famous Birthdays In 1896

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Maurice Jacobson, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon) was born in the year 1896.  

Jan 01   Yitzhak Edel, composer was born in the year 1896.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Everett McKinley Dirkson, (Sen-R-Ill) was born in the year 1896.  

Jan 04   Everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1896

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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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