On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)