What Happened on August 19, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Eino Linnala, Finnish composer, pedagogue (University of Helsinki, 1927-66), and musicologist, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1973)
  • Walter Lang, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1966)
Born in 1896

Famous Deaths

  • Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him), dies at 76
1896 Highlights

About August 19, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo