On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1896

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)
  • Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), born in Nottingham (d. 1933)
1896 Highlights

About July 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo