Historical Events In 1896
Sunday, 24 May 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 in the year 1896.
Apr 06 Juan Tomas Perez, composer in the year 1896.
Apr 06 In the year 1896 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 On this day in history edith Day, Minneapolis MN
Apr 10 Greek runner Spiridon Loues wins first modern Olympic marathon in Athens in the year 1896.
Apr 10 In the year 1896 spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)
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 In the year 1896 john Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres (NYC)
Apr 15 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece in the year 1896.
Apr 17 Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) on this day in history.
Apr 18 In the year 1896 c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
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 on this day in history.
Apr 20 In the year 1896 senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)
Apr 21 H de Montherlant, writer on this day in history.
Apr 23 Margaret Kennedy, novelist on this day in history.
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 In the year 1896 rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
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 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer in the year 1896.
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 On this day in history 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 ½ ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO in the year 1896.
May 04 In the year 1896 the first edition of London Daily Mail (½ penny)
May 06 On this day in history 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75