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
01 NovemberEdmund Blunden / Poet / United Kingdom
04 JulyMao Dun / Author / China
04 AprilRobert E. Sherwood / Writer / United States of America
04 February Friedrich Hund / Academic / Germany
04 January Jørgen Løvset / Academic / Norway
07 MayKathleen McKane Godfree / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
08 AprilYip Harburg / Composer / United States of America
10 JulyThérèse Casgrain / Politician / Canada
12 OctoberEugenio Montale / Poet / Italy
13 AprilFred Barnett / Footballer / United Kingdom
14 January John Dos Passos / Poet / United States of America
16 DecemberAnna Anderson / King / Russia
17 AugustTõnis Kint / Politician / Estonia
18 DecemberGerald Barry / Cricketer / United Kingdom
20 AprilWop May / Captain / Canada
22 OctoberCharles Glen King / Academic / United States of America
24 February Richard Thorpe / Writer / United States of America
27 AugustLéon Theremin / Engineer / Russia
27 AprilRogers Hornsby / Baseball Player / United States of America
30 AprilReverend Gary Davis / Singer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1896:

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

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