On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1896

Historical Events

  • Austro-Hungarian Zionist Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat" (The Jewish State), encouraging Jews to purchase land in Palestine
  • George Lohmann takes a hat-trick for England v South Africa, 8-7 for inning - their lowest ever
  • Stanley Cup, Victoria Skating Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
  • Theodor Hertzl's "Der Judenstaat" (The Jewish State) is published, proposing a Jewish homeland as a means of escaping anti-Semitism in Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), born in Yorkshire, England (d. 1950)
1896 Highlights

About February 14, 1896

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius