On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1896

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Henrik Ibsen's play "Kejsor og Galileer" (Emperor and Galilean) premieres in Leipzig

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American bio-chemist (Nobel 1947-discovery of how glycogen (animal starch) – a derivative of glucose – is broken down and resynthesized in the body, for use as a store and source of energy), born in Prague (d. 1984)
  • Lady Huxley [Marie Juliette Baillot], Swiss sculptor and author, born in Auvernier, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • Willem Frederik Meinhardt Lampe, Dutch ambassador of the Dutch Antilles, born in Netherlands Antilles (d. 1973)
1896 Highlights

About December 5, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius