What Happened in 1896 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 161 of 161

  • Jul 1 Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 8 William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Jul 13 Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • Jul 18 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
  • Jul 18 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
  • Jul 21 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 21 13th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 21 20th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats W Baddeley (6-2 6-8 5-7 8-6 6-3)
  • Jul 28 City of Miami incorporated
  • Aug 1 George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
  • Aug 6 France annexes Madagascar
  • Aug 11 Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
  • Aug 12 Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
  • Aug 16 Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Alaska by George Carmack
  • Aug 18 Adolph Ochs (39) buys NY Times
  • Aug 20 Dial telephone patented
  • Aug 23 First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
  • Aug 26 Armenian Revolutionary Federation assaults the Ottoman Bank in Constantinople to draw attention to the mass-pogroms and massacres of Armenians instigated by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul-Hamid II
  • Aug 26 16th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
  • Aug 29 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
  • Aug 30 Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. Including provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Nueva Ecija
  • Aug 31 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 7 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI
  • Sep 21 General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Oct 1 Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
  • Oct 5 William Gillette's "Secret Service" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Oct 8 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
  • Oct 13 First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand
  • Oct 17 Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Oct 26 Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
  • Oct 27 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • Oct 30 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
  • Nov 1 First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
  • Nov 3 J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
  • Nov 3 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Nov 11 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
  • Nov 11 Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
  • Nov 14 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • Nov 19 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire" (BG)
  • Nov 24 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
  • Nov 26 1st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats U of Mich 7-6
  • Nov 26 A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
  • Nov 27 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt
  • Dec 1 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die versunkene Glocke" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Dec 5 Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig
  • Dec 6 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
  • Dec 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)
  • Dec 10 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
  • Dec 10 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 14 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

  • Dec 30 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5
  • Dec 30 Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 302

  • Apr 30 Hans List, Austrian inventor (d. 1996)
  • May 1 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
  • May 1 Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
  • May 1 J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • May 2 Helen of Greece and Denmark, queen of Romania (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • May 3 Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (d. 1917)
  • May 7 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Moscow, Russian mathematician (topology)
  • May 11 Josip Slavenski, composer
  • May 11 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
  • May 13 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • May 17 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer
  • May 17 Hannah Tillich, writer
  • May 18 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
  • May 19 Michael Balcon, producer/father of Jill Balcon, born in Birmingham, England
  • May 23 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • May 25 Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
  • May 28 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer
  • May 28 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
  • May 29 George L Funke, botanist (Flower Physiology)
  • May 30 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • Jun 6 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)
  • Jun 6 Robert Sheriff, playwright (Journey's End)
  • Jun 6 Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
  • Jun 7 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (Power of Women)
  • Jun 7 Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (d. 1958)
  • Jun 7 Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
  • Jun 8 Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross)
  • Jun 9 Aura Abranches, Lisbon Portugal, actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio)
  • Jun 9 Catherine Filene Shouse, philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute)
  • Jun 16 Jean Peugeot, Frans auto manufacturer (Peugeot)
  • Jun 16 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)
  • Jun 16 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)
  • Jun 18 Blanche Sweet, actress (Home Sweet Home, Avenging Conscience), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 18 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)
  • Jun 18 Philip Barry, US, dramatist (Philadelphia Story)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Jun 19 Walter Lang, Swiss composer (d. 1966)
  • Jun 21 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)
  • Jun 22 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • Jun 27 Franciscus J Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond
  • Jun 29 Irene Browne, England, actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart)
  • Jun 30 Wilfred Pelletier, conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 1 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
  • Jul 2 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
  • Jul 3 Doris Lloyd, actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son)
  • Jul 4 Adolf Hallis, composer
  • Jul 4 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 6 Thomas W McKnew, president (National Geographic Society)
  • Jul 10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • Jul 14 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
  • Jul 16 Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
  • Jul 16 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)
  • Jul 16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)
  • Jul 25 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • Jul 25 Jack Perrin, American actor (d. 1967)
  • Jul 26 Charles Butterworth, US, lawyer/actor (Mad Genius)
  • Jul 26 Evelyn Preer, US actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs)
  • Jul 26 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
  • Jul 27 Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
  • Jul 28 Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
  • Aug 2 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
  • Aug 6 Cyril Mockridge, composer
  • Aug 8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, writer (Yearling), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 9 Jean Piaget, Switz, pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist
  • Aug 9 Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)
  • Aug 9 Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Aug 13 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
  • Aug 15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 16 (or the 17th) Tina Modotti, Udine Italy, Italian artist and activist
  • Aug 17 Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
  • Aug 17 Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England
  • Aug 18 Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
  • Aug 19 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • Aug 21 Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)
  • Aug 21 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
  • Aug 21 Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
  • Aug 22 Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929
  • Aug 24 Phil Baker, comedian (Who's Whose), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 25 Dick Ryan, CT, actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad)
  • Aug 26 Richard Hammond, composer
  • Aug 26 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • Aug 27 Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor [o.s. 15-08]
  • Aug 27 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Gillespie-Dr Kildare), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
  • Sep 1 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian theologian (d. 1977)
  • Sep 4 Agnes Ayres, [Hinkle], US, actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea)
  • Sep 4 Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
  • Sep 6 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer
  • Sep 6 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo)
  • Sep 6 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer
  • Sep 8 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)
  • Sep 9 Fritz Reuter, composer
  • Sep 10 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)

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