On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1973)
  • Walter Lang, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist, dies at 76
1896 Highlights

About August 19, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo