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Historical Events In 1896

Monday, 17 February 2020

Apr 06   First modern Olympic games begin in Athens, Greece in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 06   The first modern Olympic games begin in Athens (3/25 OS) in the year 1896.  

Apr 07   In the year 1896 benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)  

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   On this day in history spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)  

Apr 12   In the year 1896 alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62  

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 19   In the year 1896 herzl's "The Jewish State" is published  

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

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

Apr 21   In the year 1896 h de Montherlant, writer  

Apr 23   Margaret Kennedy, novelist in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 23   Vitascope system of movie projection first demonstrated (NYC) in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 27   On this day in history rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)  

Apr 27   The birth of Louis Victor de Broglie, French physicist and philosopher on this day in history.  

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

Apr 29   In the year 1896 jacques Leon Wolfe, composer  

Apr 30   Antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1896 the first edition of London Daily Mail ( penny)  

May 06   22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75 in the year 1896.  

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   In the year 1896 birth of maurice Jacobson, composer  

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

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

Jan 02   In the year 1896 birth of dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer  

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

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   In the year 1896 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 in the year 1896.  

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

Jan 18   Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828) died in the year 1896.  

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 in the year 1896.  

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

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