< MDCCCXCVI = 1896 >
Events in 1896
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|1 February:|| ||Puccini's opera “La Bohème” premiers at the Teatro Regio in Turin.|
|3 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1313 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|13 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|1 March:|| ||While researching fluorescence of uranium salts, French physicist Henri Becquerel accidentally discovers radioactivity.|
|4 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|5 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|6 April:|| ||The Games of the I Olympiad are opened in Athens on Easter Monday and the anniversary of Greece's independence.|
|15 April:|| ||The first Olympic Games end after ten days of international brotherhood on an unprecedented scale.|
|11 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 May:|| ||The Dow Jones Industrial Average index is first published by Charles Dow in the Wall Street Journal.|
|27 May:|| ||Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist, considered the founder of electrical engineering, dies in Moscow at age 56.|
|16 July:|| ||Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first Secretary-General of the United Nations, is born in Oslo.|
|17 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|11 October:|| ||Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer, dies in Vienna at age 72.|
|17 October:|| ||Anton Chekhov renounces the theatre when his play “The Seagull” is booed by the audience on its first night at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in Petersburg, although the theatre director is impressed enough to have it staged to acclaim in Moscow two years later.|
|10 December:|| ||Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, dies in Stockholm at age 63, leaving his fortune, earned with his 355 patents, to fund the Nobel Prizes.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1896
Hormuzd Rassam, Giuseppe Verdi, Otto von Bismarck, Alexandrina Victoria, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Richard Buckminster Fuller celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1896 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1812, 1840 and 1868 in the century before it and 1908, 1936, 1964 and 1992 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1896 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 April 2017.