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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 ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO in the year 1896.  

May 04   In the year 1896 the first edition of London Daily Mail ( penny)  

May 06   On this day in history 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75  

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Famous Birthdays In 1896

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Maurice Jacobson, composer was born in the year 1896.  

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

Jan 01   Yitzhak Edel, composer was born in the year 1896.  

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

Jan 02   Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer was born in the year 1896.  

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   On this day in history death of alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826)  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1896 death of william Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)  

Jan 15   Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72 in the year 1896.  

Jan 18   On this day in history death of charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)  

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 in the year 1896.  

Jan 28   Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1896.  

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