What Happened on June 6, 1896

Historical Events

  • Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 years
  • Preakness Stakes: Henry Griffin aboard the Byron McClelland trained Margrave wins in 1:51

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, born in Clapton, London (d. 2009)
  • Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1940)
  • R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), born in Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England (d. 1975)
Born in 1896

About June 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini