What Happened on January 1, 1896

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice Jacobson, British concert pianist, composer, and music publisher, born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 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, Israeli composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1973)
Born in 1896

Famous Weddings

Emilio Aguinaldo

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor, dies at 69
1896 Highlights

About January 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn