Jan 01 Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826) died in the year 1896.
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 Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72 in the year 1896.
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 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