On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1896

Historical Events

Royal 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), a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal"

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Fitzgerald, English actor, born in Devonport, England (d. 1976)
1896 Highlights

About May 18, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus