What Happened on May 20, 1896

Historical Events

  • The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others

Famous Deaths

Clara SchumannClara Schumann (1819-1896)

German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76

1896 Highlights

About May 20, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus