On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1896

Historical Events

  • Armenian Revolutionary Federation assaults the Ottoman Bank in Constantinople to draw attention to the mass-pogroms and massacres of Armenians instigated by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul-Hamid II
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 for his third US singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • Richard Pindle Hammond, American composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
1896 Highlights

About August 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo