On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1896

Historical Events

  • The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJimmy Doolittle

James Doolittle, American USAF General who conducted the raid on Tokyo in 1942, born in Alameda, California (d. 1993)

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle

1896 Highlights

About December 14, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius