On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • "Reverend" Gary Davis, American blues and folk guitarist ("Samson And Delilah"; A Little More Faith), born in Laurens, South Carolina (d. 1972)
  • Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, born in Kheora, British India (now Bangladesh)
  • Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Cagnoni, Italian opera composer, dies at 68
1896 Highlights

About April 30, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus