What Happened on December 30, 1896

Historical Events


Filipino nationalist José Rizal is executed by firing squad in Manila by the Spanish

  • Stanley Cup, Granite Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Ernie McLea scores a hat-trick as Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5; first SC Challenge game played outside of Montreal

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1963)
Born in 1896

Famous Weddings

José Rizal

Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

Famous Deaths

José RizalJosé Rizal (1861-1896)

Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo'), executed by firing squad at 35

About December 30, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn