1896

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August 11, 2022

1896 was a leap year.

Events

January

January 4 — Utah is admitted to the Union as the 45th US state.

February

February 1 — Puccini's opera Bohemia premiered in Turin.

March

March 1 — King Menelik II's Ethiopian army defeats the Italians at the decisive Battle of Adwa, ending Italian claims in the First Italo-Abyssinian War. March 1 — French physicist Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity when he exposes photographic plates to uranium.

April

April 6 — The first modern Olympic Games were opened in Greece. April 7 — An Arctic expedition led by Norwegian explorer Fritjof Nansen reached 86°13.6' N.

May

May 18 — The US Supreme Court rules in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson that the doctrine of "separate but equal" is consistent with the US Constitution.

June

July

August

August 27 — The Anglo-Zanzibar War, the shortest war in the history of warfare, begins and ends.

October

October 26 — An agreement was signed in Addis Ababa establishing peace between Italy and Abyssinia.

November

November 3 — In the US presidential election, Republican Party candidate William McKinley defeats Democratic Party candidate William Jennings Bryan.

December

Date unknown

Wikipedia:Unknown date — Belgrade, the first cinema performance was held in the tavern "At the Golden Cross" on June 6

Births

January

January 1 — Vukić Mićović, Serbian chemist, rector of Belgrade University and academician of SANU. January 2 — Giuseppe Enrici, Italian cyclist. (†1968)

February

February 26 — Andrei Zhdanov, Soviet politician. († 1948)

April

April 3 — Nikolai Seymonov, Russian physicist and chemist. (†1986).

July

July 14 — Buenaventura Duruti, Spanish revolutionary and anarchist. (†1936)

August

August 15 — Gertie Corey, American biochemist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology (†1957)

November

November 20 — Alija Alijagić, communist revolutionary. († 1922)

December

December 1 - Georgy Zhukov, Marshal of the Soviet Union December 27 — Maurice de Vallée, Belgian cyclist. (†1952).

Death

February

February 8 — Georgije Nikolajević, Metropolitan of the Serbian Orthodox Church (†1807) February 20 — Mil