On This Day

What Happened on November 14, 1896

Historical Events

  • Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • The Emancipation Run: 33 motorists parade from London to Brighton to celebrate England's Locomotives on Highways Act 1896, which increased automobile speed limit to 14 mph

Famous Birthdays

  • Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), born in Boone, Iowa (d. 1979)
1896 Highlights

About November 14, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio