On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Adolph Ochs (39) buys NY Times

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 1933)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88