On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1896

Historical Events

  • Britain defeats Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM). Shortest recorded war in history.

Famous Birthdays

  • Faina Ranevskaya [Faina Georgievna Feldman], Russian actress, born in Taganrog, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)
1896 Highlights

About August 27, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo