On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1896

Historical Events

  • 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
  • British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • First college basketball game with 5 players on each side is conducted by the University of Iowa; invites student athletes from University of Chicago for an experimental game; Chicago beats Iowa 15-12

Famous Birthdays

  • C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1967)
  • Hans H. Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Floquet, French statesman and 44th Prime Minister of France, dies at 67
1896 Highlights

About January 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn