On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1896

Historical Events

  • Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Pierre Peugeot III, French auto manufacturer (Peugeot) (d. 1966)
  • Murray Leinster [William Fitzgerald Jenkins], American science-fiction author (Time Tunnel; Land of the Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1975)
1896 Highlights

About June 16, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini