What Happened on August 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 16th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

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