On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1896

Historical Events

  • George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)

Famous Deaths

  • William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
1896 Highlights

About August 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo