Historical Events in January 1896

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Jan 1 Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Jan 2 Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
  • Jan 3 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
  • Jan 4 AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
  • Jan 4 Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
  • Jan 5 Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona
  • Jan 5 "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 6 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
  • Jan 6 Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
  • Jan 7 Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook "The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book"
  • Jan 12 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
  • Jan 15 Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel" premieres in London
  • Jan 16 Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
  • Jan 18 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
  • Jan 18 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • Jan 23 Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E premieres
  • Jan 27 Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
  • Jan 29 Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer