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May 1, 1896 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper

Birthdays in History

  • Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Reich Minister for Food and Agriculture), born in Batumi, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • J. Lawton Collins, American general, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1987)
  • Mark W. Clark, American general, born in Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1984)

Deaths in History

  • Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
1896 in History