Jan 01 Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826) died in the year 1896.
Jan 04 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821) died in the year 1896.
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 On this day in history death of charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)
Jan 20 On this day in history heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
Jan 25 In the year 1896 frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
Jan 28 In the year 1896 joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57