Historical Events for Year 1896

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Events 1 - 150 of 162

Jan 1st - Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
Jan 2nd - Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
Jan 3rd - Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
Jan 4th - AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
Jan 4th - Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
Jan 5th - Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona
Jan 5th - The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article
Jan 6th - 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
Jan 6th - Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
Jan 7th - Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook "The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book"
Jan 12th - 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
Jan 15th - Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel" premieres in London
Jan 16th - Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
Jan 18th - 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen Jan 18th - British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
Jan 23rd - Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E, premieres
Jan 27th - Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
Jan 29th - Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
Feb 1st - Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin
Feb 8th - Georges Feydeau's "Le Dindon" premieres in Paris
Feb 8th - Western Conference forms of Midwestern U, later renamed Big 10 Conf
Feb 11th - Oscar Wilde's "Salome" premieres in Paris
Feb 14th - George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
Feb 14th - South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
Feb 14th - Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
Feb 14th - Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
Feb 17th - Muzzling Order on the London County Council enforced
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde Feb 18th - Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs
Feb 23rd - Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
Feb 24th - Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15, Jarvis 4-27
Feb 25th - Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
Feb 28th - France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
Mar 1st - Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia
Mar 1st - Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
Mar 2nd - George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
Mar 5th - Italian premier Crispi resigns
Mar 5th - Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
Mar 6th - 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
Mar 7th - Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri BecquerelPhysicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel Mar 8th - Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
Mar 10th - Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
Mar 10th - Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
Mar 10th - After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
Mar 12th - 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
Mar 14th - Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
Mar 16th - Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
Mar 20th - Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
Mar 20th - Uprising in Matabeleland
Mar 22nd - Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
Mar 23rd - Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" premieres in Milan
Mar 23rd - The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
Mar 25th - Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
Mar 27th - 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins
Mar 28th - The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
Apr 4th - Announcement of Gold in Yukon
Apr 6th - 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
Apr 10th - Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)
Apr 12th - Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
Composer John Philip SousaComposer John Philip Sousa Apr 13th - John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston,
Apr 15th - 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
Apr 19th - Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published
Apr 20th - 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres in NYC
Apr 23rd - Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
Apr 25th - Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)
Apr 25th - Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
May 1st - Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada
May 4th - 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)
6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper May 4th - Grease fire ignites half ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek Colorado
May 6th - 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75
May 6th - Samuel Pierpont Langley flies his unpiloted Number 5 aircraft using a catapult launch from a boat on the Potomac River, USA. The aircraft travels almost 3/4 of a mile - ten times further than any previous heavier-than-air flying machine.
May 8th - Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
May 9th - 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
May 14th - Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10°F /-23°C at Climax, Colorado)
May 15th - Tornado kills 78 in Texas
May 18th - US Supreme court affirms legitimacy of racial separation (Plessy v Ferguson)
May 18th - Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II May 19th - 1st auto (Benz) to arrive in Netherlands
May 20th - The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.
May 26th - 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
May 26th - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
May 26th - Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
May 26th - James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
May 27th - Bay District Race Track closes
May 27th - Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless
May 30th - 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
Jun 2nd - 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5
Jun 2nd - Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897
Jun 4th - Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford Jun 6th - 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
Jun 6th - Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 year
Jun 8th - 1st car is stolen
Jun 11th - US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
Jun 12th - J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
Jun 13th - 36th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 316 at Muirfield
Jun 15th - Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed.
Jun 16th - Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, Calif
Jun 20th - 10th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Juliette Atkinson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
Jun 26th - 1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission
Jun 30th - W S Hadaway patents electric stove
Jul 1st - Harbor of Ymuiden opens
Jul 1st - Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada
Politician William Jennings BryanPolitician William Jennings Bryan Jul 8th - William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democrat convention in Chicago
Jul 8th - Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history
Jul 11th - Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada
Jul 13th - Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game
Jul 18th - 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
Jul 18th - George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
Jul 18th - Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
Jul 21st - National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
Jul 21st - 13th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)
Tennis Champion Charlotte CooperTennis Champion Charlotte Cooper Jul 21st - 20th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Harold Mahony beats W Baddeley (6-2 6-8 5-7 8-6 6-3)
Jul 28th - City of Miami incorporated
Aug 1st - George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
Aug 6th - France annexes Madagascar
Aug 11th - Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
Aug 12th - Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
Aug 16th - Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Alaska by George Carmack
Aug 18th - Adolph Ochs (39) buys NY Times
Aug 20th - Dial telephone patented
Aug 23rd - First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
Aug 26th - Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople
Aug 26th - 16th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1)
Aug 27th - Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
Aug 29th - Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
Aug 30th - 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 31st - Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary" premieres in NYC
Sep 7th - A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI
Sep 21st - General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria Sep 22nd - Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Oct 1st - Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
Oct 5th - William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in NYC
Oct 6th - Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona
Oct 8th - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
Oct 13th - First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand
Oct 17th - Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka," premieres in St Petersburg
Oct 26th - Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
Oct 27th - 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
Oct 30th - Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
Nov 1st - First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose RizalFilipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal Nov 3rd - J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
Nov 3rd - Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator
Nov 3rd - William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
Nov 11th - Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
Nov 11th - Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
Nov 14th - Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
Nov 19th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire" (BG)
Nov 24th - 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
Nov 26th - 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6
Nov 26th - A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
Nov 27th - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt

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