On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1896

Historical Events

  • Harbor of Ymuiden opens in the Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as 1st French speaking Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

1896 Highlights

About July 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer