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Historical Events In 1896

Friday, 16 November 2018

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

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

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

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   On this day in history greek runner Spiridon Loues wins first modern Olympic marathon in Athens  

Apr 10   In the year 1896 spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)  

Apr 12   Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1896.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 17   Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1896 senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)  

Apr 21   H de Montherlant, writer on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1896 margaret Kennedy, novelist  

Apr 23   Premier of motion pictures (Koster & Bial's Music Hall, NYC) in the year 1896.  

Apr 23   In the year 1896 vitascope system of movie projection first demonstrated (NYC)  

Apr 25   Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado) in the year 1896.  

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 in the year 1896.  

Apr 28   Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

May 08   Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire 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   On this day in history 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   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   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   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   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   In the year 1896 joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57  

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