On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72
  • Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
1896 Highlights

About October 11, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra