On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1896

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

"Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

  • Isaac Albéniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, historian, and politician (ARP), born in Hurdegaryp, Netherlands (d. 1982)
1896 Highlights

About January 5, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn