On This Day

Events in History in September 1896

  • 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.

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

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III