What Happened on December 15, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Smith, American novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • George Cressey, American geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples), born in Tiffin, Ohio (d. 1963)
  • Margaret Bannerman, Canadian actress (Elopement), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)

Miles DempseyMiles Dempsey (1896-1969)

British WWII general (XIII Corps, Second Army), born in New Brighton, Cheshire

  • Paul Citroen, Dutch sculptor, born in Berlin (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologian and church historian, dies at 67
1896 Highlights

About December 15, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius