On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1896

Article: Explosive Background to the Nobel Prize

Historical Events

  • Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel

1896 Highlights

About December 10, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius