On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1896

Historical Events

Historic Event

Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

Famous Birthdays

  • Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Reich Minister for Food and Agriculture), born in Batumi, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • J. Lawton Collins, American general, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1987)
  • Mark W. Clark, American general, born in Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
1896 Highlights

About May 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus