On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1896

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 124 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius