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Historical Events In 1896

Thursday, 13 August 2020

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   In the year 1896 first modern Olympic games begin in Athens, Greece  

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

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

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

Apr 08   In the year 1896 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   Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50) in the year 1896.  

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

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

Apr 14   John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres (NYC) in the year 1896.  

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

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) on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1896 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   In the year 1896 senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)  

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

Apr 23   In the year 1896 margaret Kennedy, novelist  

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) on this day in history.  

Apr 25   In the year 1896 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   On this day in history the birth of Louis Victor de Broglie, French physicist and philosopher  

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

Apr 29   Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 30   Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith) in the year 1896.  

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   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) 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1896

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of maurice Jacobson, composer  

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

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)  

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

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

Jan 18   In the year 1896 death of charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)  

Jan 20   Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68  

Jan 28   On this day in history joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57  

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