What Happened on April 6, 1896

Historical Events

  • First modern Summer Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; American athlete James Connolly becomes first modern Olympic champion when he wins triple jump (then 2 hops and a jump); later 3rd in long jump, 2nd in high jump

Famous Weddings

Benjamin Harrison

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

1896 Highlights

About April 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries