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
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