|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:|| 1860s 1870s 1880s - 1890s - 1900s 1910s 1920s
|Years:||1893 1894 1895 - 1896 - 1897 1898 1899|
|1896 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology - Architecture -|
|Art - Literature (Poetry) - Music - Science|
|Sports - Rail Transport|
|Countries: Australia - Canada - France - Germany - Ireland - Mexico - New Zealand - Norway - South Africa - UK - USA|
|Leaders: State leaders - Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Births - Marriages - Deaths
Events of 1896[edit | edit source]
January - March[edit | edit source]
- January 4 - Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
- January 5 - An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
- January 12 - H.L. Smith takes the first X-ray photograph.
- January 18 - The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
- February 1
- February 11 - Oscar Wilde's play Salomé premieres in Paris.
- March 1 - With the Battle of Adowa, Ethiopia defends its independence from Italy.
- March 23 - The New York State Legislature passes the Raines Law, restricting Sunday alcoholic beverage sales to hotels
April - June[edit | edit source]
- April 3 - First edition of Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport is published.
- April 6 - Opening ceremonies of the 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games.
- May 8 - Cricket: Against Warwickshire, Yorkshire sets a still-standing County Championship record when they accumulate an innings total of 887.
- May 18 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson, introducing the "separate but equal" doctrine and upholding segregation.
- May 26 - Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
- May 27 - The costliest and third deadliest tornado in U.S. history levels a mile wide swath of downtown St. Louis, incurring $2.9 billion (1997 USD) in damages, killing more than 255 and injuring over 1,000 people.
- June 12 - J.T. Hearne sets a record for the earliest date of taking 100 wickets. It is equalled by Charlie Parker in 1931.
- June 15 - Earthquake and tsunami in Sanriku, Japan, kills 27,000.
July - September[edit | edit source]
- July 9 - William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of gold speech.
- July 11 - Wilfrid Laurier becomes Canada's seventh prime minister.
- July 27 - A causeway is opened between the islands of Saaremaa and Muhu in Estonia.
- August 16 - Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in the Klondike.
- August 27 - The shortest war in recorded history, the Anglo-Zanzibar War, starts at 9 in the morning and lasts for 45 minutes of shelling.
- September 15 - Crash at Crush train wreck stunt.
- September 22 - Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
October - December[edit | edit source]
- October 5 - After a long siege, Brazilian government troops take Canudos in north Brazil, crushing Antonio Conselheiro and his followers.
- October 30 - Augusta: Augusta High School corner stone laid marking the end of the Augusta Methodist College.
- November - William McKinley defeats William Jennings Bryan in the U.S. presidential election.
- November 6 - Hale Johnson runs as vice-presidential candidate for Prohibition Party.
- November 30 - A large carcass, later postulated to be the remains of a gigantic octopus, is found washed ashore near St. Augustine.
- December 25 - John Philip Sousa composes magnum opus, "Stars and Stripes Forever" on Christmas Day.
- December 30 - Jose Rizal, Filipino scholar and poet, executed in the Philippines
Undated[edit | edit source]
- Nepalese archaeologists rediscover the great stone pillar of Ashoka at Lumbini, using Fa Xian's records.
- Pontifical University of Maynooth is established by decree of the Vatican
- France establishes an administrative post in Abengourou, Côte d'Ivoire.
- Formation of the New York Telephone Company
- The great "Realignment" of the Republican Party of the United States of America
- Clarkson University is founded in Potsdam.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1896 |
|Ab urbe condita||2649|
|Armenian calendar||1345 |
|Bahá'í calendar||52 – 53|
|Coptic calendar||1612 – 1613|
|Ethiopian calendar||1888 – 1889|
|Hebrew calendar||5656 – 5657|
|- Vikram Samvat||1951 – 1952|
|- Shaka Samvat||1818 – 1819|
|- Kali Yuga||4997 – 4998|
|Iranian calendar||1274 – 1275|
|Islamic calendar||1313 – 1314|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2556|
|Thai solar calendar||2439|
January - June[edit | edit source]
- Lawrence Riley, American playwright and screen writer (d. 1974)
- January 2 - Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (d. 1954)
- January 4
- January 8 - Arthur Ford, American psychic spiritual medium, clairaudient (d. 1971)
- January 12 - Rex Ingram, Irish director and actor (d. 1950)
- January 14 - Martin Niemöller, German theologian and pacifist (d. 1984)
- January 14 - John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)
- January 20 - George Burns, American comedian (d. 1996)
- January 23 - Charlotte (d. 1985)
- February 18 - André Breton, French writer (d. 1966)
- February 28 - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1965)
- February 29 - Morarji Desai, Indian politician (d. 1995)
- March 1
- March 20 - Wilfrid Reid "Wop" May, Canadian World War I pilot (d. 1952)
- March 29 - Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (d. 1962)
- April 15 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
- April 30
- May 7 - John Dunville, British Army officer (d. 1917)
- May 30 - Howard Hawks, American director (d. 1977)
- June 7
- June 19 - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
- June 26 - Henry Allingham, Oldest Surviving soldier of World War I
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 2 - Quirino Cristiani, Argentine animated film director (d. 1984)
- July 10 - Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (d. 1981)
- July 13 - Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (d. 1992)
- July 16 - Trygve Lie, first United Nations Secretary General (d. 1968)
- August 9 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (d. 1980)
- August 9 - Leonide Massine, Renowned dancer and choreographer, worked with Diaghilev's Ballet Russes and the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo (d. 1979)
- August 15 - Gerty Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1957)
- August 15 - Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (d. 1958)
- August 18 - Jack Pickford, American actor (d. 1933)
- August 30 - Raymond Massey, Canadian-born actor (d. 1983)
- September 1 - A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder of Hare Krishna movement (d. 1977)
- September 24 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer (d. 1940)
- October 7 - Paulino Alcántara, Philippine-Spanish soccer player (d. 1964)
- October 12 - Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- October 28 - Howard Hanson, American composer (d. 1981)
- October 31 - Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (d. 1977)
- November 4 - Carlos P. Garcia, president of the Philippines (d. 1971)
- November 8 - Bucky Harris, baseball player (d. 1977)
- November 10 - Jimmy Dykes, baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
- November 13 - Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1987)
- November 14 - Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (d. 1979)
- November 16 - Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists (d. 1980)
- November 17 - Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
- December 5 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1984)
- December 6 - Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (d. 1983)
- December 14 - Jimmy Doolittle, American World War II general (d. 1993)
- December 21 - Leroy Robertson, American composer (d. 1971)
- December 27 - Louis Bromfield, American writer (d. 1956)
- See also 1896 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 4 - Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
- January 8 - Paul Verlaine, French lyric poet (b. 1844)
- May 1 - Naser ad-Din Qajar, Shah of Persia, King of Herat (b. 1831)
- May 17 - Muhammad Al-Sabah, emir of Kuwait (b. 1831)
- May 19 - Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, father of Archduke Ferdinand (b. 1833)
- May 20 - Clara Schumann, German composer (b. 1819)
- May 24 - Federico Luigi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1809)
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 1 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (b. 1811)
- July 16 - Edmond de Goncourt, co-founder of the Académie Goncourt (born 1822)
- July 19 - Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)
- August 10 - Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer (b. 1848)
- August 17 - Bridget Driscoll, an early automobile fatality
- August 25 - Hamad bin Thuwaini of Zanzibar, sultan of Zanzibar (b. 1857)
- October 11
- October 21 - James Henry Greathead, British engineer and inventor (b. 1884)
- October 23 - Columbus Delano, American statesman (b. 1809)
- November 16 - Josip Šokčević, Croatian viceroy (b. 1811)
- December 10 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of dynamite and creator of the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)
- December 30 - José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines (b. 1861)
People of the year 1896 at Familypedia
228 people were born in 1896
72 children were born to the 115 women born in 1896
221 people died in 1896
17537 people lived in 1896
Events of the year 1896 at Familypedia
224 people were married in 1896.
There were 0 military battles in 1896.
- See also 1896 deaths.
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