On This Day

Historical Events in September 1896

  • Sep 7 A. H. Whiting wins the 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Sep 19 Beginning of the Bombay plague epidemic when Dr.Acacio Gabriel Viegas detects the first case in Mandvi. Goes on to spread and kill 12 million in India.

Historic Event

Sep 21 British General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

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Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the (then) longest reigning monarch in British history