Historical Events in August 1896

  • 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