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Historical Events In 1896

Monday, 20 May 2019

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

Apr 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1896.  

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

Apr 12   Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 17   In the year 1896 senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)  

Apr 18   On this day in history c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)  

Apr 19   On this day in history herzl's "The Jewish State" is published  

Apr 20   In the year 1896 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   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) in the year 1896.  

Apr 25   Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado) on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards) in the year 1896.  

Apr 27   The birth of Louis Victor de Broglie, French physicist and philosopher on this day in history.  

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

Apr 29   On this day in history jacques Leon Wolfe, composer  

Apr 30   On this day in history antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68  

Apr 30   Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith) on this day in history.  

May 01   Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65 on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)  

May 04   In the year 1896 grease fire ignites ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek CO  

May 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1896 birth of everett McKinley Dirkson, (Sen-R-Ill)  

Jan 04   In the year 1896 birth of everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969)  

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   In the year 1896 death of joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1896.  

Jan 25   Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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