On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1896

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent 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

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan

Famous Birthdays

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

About July 8, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer