On This Day

May 18, 1896 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History


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Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people

  • US Supreme court affirms legitimacy of racial separation (Plessy v Ferguson)