On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • Jaromir Weinberger, composer (Bird's Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
1896 Highlights

About January 8, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn