On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1896

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin

Famous Birthdays

  • Anastasio Somoza GarcĂ­a [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), born in San Marcos, Nicaragua (d. 1956)
  • Frank Lane, American MLB executive (GM Chicago WS, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1981)
1896 Highlights

About February 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius