On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1896

Historical Events

  • Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek in the Yukon, Canada by George Carmack

Famous Birthdays

  • Tina Modotti, Italian artist and activist, born in Udine, Italy (d. 1940)
1896 Highlights

About August 16, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo