On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1896

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal

Famous Birthdays

  • Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Itajubá, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)
1896 Highlights

About October 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra