What Happened on July 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Butterworth, American actor (Mad Genius), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1932)
  • Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), born in Nottingham (d. 1933)