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

Person of interestAnton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72

Composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner
  • Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
1896 Highlights

About October 11, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 125 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra