On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1896

Historical Events

  • AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
  • Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state

Famous Birthdays

  • Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
1896 Highlights

About January 4, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn