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Historical Events In 1896

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Apr 06   On this day in history 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history  

Apr 06   On this day in history first modern Olympic games begin in Athens, Greece  

Apr 06   Juan Tomas Perez, composer in the year 1896.  

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

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

Apr 08   In the year 1896 karl Hermann Pillney, composer  

Apr 10   Edith Day, Minneapolis MN on this day in history.  

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

Apr 10   On this day in history spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)  

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

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

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

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   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   In the year 1896 h de Montherlant, writer  

Apr 23   Margaret Kennedy, novelist in the year 1896.  

Apr 23   In the year 1896 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   On this day in history fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)  

Apr 27   Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   On this day in history 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   Antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1896.  

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   On this day in history grease fire ignites ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO  

May 04   The first edition of London Daily Mail ( penny) in the year 1896.  

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

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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   In the year 1896 birth of teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)  

Jan 01   Yitzhak Edel, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1896.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history death of william Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)  

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

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

Jan 20   In the year 1896 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   Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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