On This Day

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 Schumann, 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? 125 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus