What Happened on July 8, 1896

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

Presidential Convention

Orator William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfredo Carmelo, Filipino aviator, lithographer, and painter, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1985)
Born in 1896

About July 8, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer