On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1896

Historical Events

  • 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes

Famous Birthdays

  • Abram Nicholas Pritzker, American businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Freerk Siemon Wolters, Dutch resistance fighter, born in Zuidwolde, Netherlands (d. 1945)
1896 Highlights

About January 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn