On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1896

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, Ontario (d. 1933)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88
  • Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (founded the epistemological theory of knowledge known as empirical criticism), dies at 52
1896 Highlights

About August 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo