On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1896

Historical Events

  • France annexes Madagascar

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyril Mockridge, British composer for film and television (Miracle On 34th Street; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in London (d. 1979)
1896 Highlights

About August 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo