On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (topology), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

BattleH. H. Holmes

H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer executed by hanging at 34

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes

1896 Highlights

About May 7, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus