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Historical Events In 1896

Sunday, 24 March 2019

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

Apr 06   In the year 1896 juan Tomas Perez, composer  

Apr 06   The first modern Olympic games begin in Athens (3/25 OS) on this day in history.  

Apr 07   Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25) on this day in history.  

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

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) on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens) on this day in history.  

Apr 14   On this day in history john Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres (NYC)  

Apr 15   In the year 1896 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece  

Apr 17   On this day in history senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)  

Apr 18   On this day in history c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)  

Apr 19   Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published on this day in history.  

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

Apr 20   On this day in history senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)  

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   On this day in history 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   Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards) in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies  

Apr 29   In the year 1896 jacques Leon Wolfe, composer  

Apr 30   On this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68  

Apr 30   Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith) on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65  

May 04   1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny) on this day in history.  

May 04   Grease fire ignites ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO on this day in history.  

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

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

May 08   Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1896

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Maurice Jacobson, composer was born in the year 1896.  

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

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of yitzhak Edel, composer  

Jan 02   Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!) was born in the year 1896.  

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   On this day in history birth of everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969)  

Famous Deaths In 1896

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826) died in the year 1896.  

Jan 04   Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 25   Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1896 joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57  

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