On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

CrownRoyal Coronation

Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people

  • US Supreme court affirms legitimacy of racial separation (Plessy v Ferguson)

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Fitzgerald, English actor, born in Devonport, England (d. 1976)