On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1896

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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? 124 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus