On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1896

Historical Events

  • Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAndré Breton

André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray, France (d. 1966)

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton

1896 Highlights

About February 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius