On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1896

Historical Events

  • D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Foster, English composer, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1963)
  • George Trafton, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin

1896 Highlights

About December 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius