On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1896

Historical Events

  • 1st modern Summer Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; American athlete James Connolly Olympic becomes first modern Olympic champion when he wins the triple jump (then 2 hops and a jump); later 3rd in the long jump, 2nd in the high jump

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

1896 Highlights

About April 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries