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What Happened on December 26, 1896

Famous Deaths

  • Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physiologist, co-discoverer of nerve action potential and founder of modern electrophysiology, dies at 78
1896 Highlights

About December 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn