What Happened on January 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


InventionScientific Discovery

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Jacobson, composer
  • Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), born in Mie Ken, Japan (d. 1982)
  • Yitzhak Edel, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826)