On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1896

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres in NYC


Famous Birthdays

  • Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, born in Carberry, Manitoba (d. 1952)
1896 Highlights

About April 20, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus