1896 in History – What happened in year 1896

In history, year 1896 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1896.

Know what happened in 1896:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 March French physicist Henri Becquerel discovered the principle of radioactive decay when he exposed photographic plates to uranium.
16 AugustA group led by Skookum Jim Mason discovered gold near DawsonCity, Yukon, Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
30 AugustPhilippine Revolution-In the Battle of San Juan del Monte, thefirst real battle of the war, a Katipunan force temporarily captured apowder magazine before being beaten back by a Spanish garrison.
30 DecemberPhilippine Revolution-Nationalist José Rizal was executed bya firing squad in Manila after Spanish authorities convicted him ofrebellion, sedition, and conspiracy.
27 AugustThe United Kingdom and Zanzibar went to war, with Zanzibarsurrendering less than an hour after the conflict broke out.
01 March Ethiopia defeated Italy at the Battle of Adwa, ending the FirstItalo-Ethiopian War.
01 MarchFrench physicist Henri Becquerel discovered the principle ofradioactive decay when he exposed photographic plates to uranium.
06 AprilThe first modern Olympic Games (official report pictured)opened in Athens, with 241 athletes from 14 nations participating in 43events in nine disciplines.
07 AprilAn Arctic expedition led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansenreached 86°13.6'N, almost three degrees beyond the previous FarthestNorth mark.
09 JulyPolitician William Jennings Bryan made his Cross of Gold speechadvocating bimetallism, considered one of the greatest politicalspeeches in American history.
10 DecemberAlfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi made its only performance in Parisat the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, infamously causing a riotous response inthe audience.
15 JuneA 7.2 Ms earthquake and a subsequent tsunami struck Japan,destroying about 9,000 homes and causing at least 22,000 deaths.
30 DecemberPhilippine Revolution-Nationalist José Rizal was executed bya firing squad in Manila after Spanish authorities convicted him ofrebellion, sedition, and conspiracy.
23 AugustAndrés Bonifacio and his Katipunan comrades in modern-day Quezon City rose up in revolt against Spanish rule, marking the beginning of the Philippine Revolution.
30 AugustPhilippine Revolution-In the Battle of San Juan del Monte, the first real battle of the war, a Katipunan force temporarily captured apowder magazine before being beaten back by a Spanish garrison.
18 MayThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case Plessy v.Ferguson, upholding the legality of racial segregation in publictransportation under the 'Separate but equal' doctrine.
01 FebruaryGiacomo Puccini's opera La bohème premiered at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, eventually becoming one of the most frequently performed operas internationally.
01 MarchEthiopia defeated Italy at the Battle of Adwa, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
06 AprilThe first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, with 241 athletes from 14 nations participating in 43 events in nine disciplines.
07 AprilAn Arctic expedition led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen reached 86°13.6'N, almost three degrees beyond the previous Farthest North mark.
27 MayThe St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado, one of the deadliest and most destructive tornadoes in US history, struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing more than 255 people and injuring at least 1, 000 others.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1896:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 January Arnold Susi / Politician / Estonia
04 January André Masson / Painter / France
04 March Kai Holm / Actor / Denmark
05 DecemberAnn Nolan Clark / Author / United States of America
05 DecemberCarl Ferdinand Cori / Biochemist / United States of America
08 January Jaromír Weinberger / Academic / United States of America
10 SeptemberYe Ting / General / China
10 NovemberJimmy Dykes / Baseball Player / United States of America
13 JulyMordecai Ardon / Educator / Israel
14 AugustAlbert Ball / Pilot / United Kingdom
15 AprilNikolay Semyonov / Chemist / Russia
22 NovemberDavid J. Mays / Author / United States of America
23 January Alf Blair / Rugby Player / Australia
25 SeptemberSandro Pertini / Politician / Italy
27 DecemberCarl Zuckmayer / Author / Germany
27 AprilRogers Hornsby / Baseball Player / United States of America
28 AprilNa Hye-sok / Journalist / South Korea
28 JulyBarbara La Marr / Actress / United States of America
30 AprilHans List / Engineer / Austria
30 AprilReverend Gary Davis / Singer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1896:

YearName / Profession / Country
29 February Morarji Desai / Politician / India
12 NovemberSalim Ali / Author / India
24 FebruaryGopal Swarup Pathak / Politician / India
02 MayV. K. Krishna Menon / Lawyer / India
20 AugustGostha Pal / Footballer / India
01 SeptemberA. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada / Religious Leader / India
29 FebruaryMorarji Desai / Politician / India
29 FebruaryMorarji Desai / Politician / India
12 NovemberSalim Ali / Scientist / India
21 FebruarySuryakanti Tripathi Nirala / Writer / India
14 JanuarySir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh / Civil Servant / India
03 MayV. K. Krishna Menon / Politician / India
28 AugustFiraq Gorakhpuri / Poet / India
21 February Nirala / Poet / India
14 JanuaryC. D. Deshmukh / Economist / India
NA NAJai Gurudev / Religious Guru / India

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