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1896
Destroyed building after the attack in the British-Zanzibarian War
The British-Zanzibari War is the shortest war in world history. On August 27, 1896, it lasts only 38 minutes.
Menelik II at the Battle of Adua - depiction in Le Petit Journal
In the battle of Adua , the Ethiopian army under Menelik II defeats the Italian invasion troops .
X-ray of the hand of Albert von Kölliker, who used Röntgen as a demonstration object
Before Medical Physical Society presents Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen , the X-rays before.
Opening ceremony for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens
The First Modern Olympic Games will be held in Athens .
Gold prospectors are waiting for their claims to be registered
A gold discovery in
northwest Canada triggers
the Klondike gold rush .
1896 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1344/45 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1888/89 (September 10-11)
Baha'i calendar 52/53 (March 20/21)
Bengali solar calendar 1301/02 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2439/40 (southern Buddhism); 2438/39 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 76th (77th) cycle

Year of the fire monkey丙申 ( at the beginning of the year wood sheep 乙未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1258/59 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4229/30 (2-3 October)
Iranian calendar 1274/75 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 1313/14 (June 12/13)
Japanese calendar Meiji 29 ( 明治 29 年);
Koki 2556
Jewish calendar 5656/57 (September 7/8)
Coptic calendar 1612/13 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 1071/72
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1311/12 (March 1)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2206/07 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2207/08 (New Year October)

Suriyakati Calendar (Thai Solar Calendar) 2438/39 (April 1)
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1952/53 (April)

Events

Politics and world events

Africa

Europe

Asia

America

United States after the incorporation of Utah
Election result card

Other events worldwide

  • Theodor Herzl publishes his theses on the establishment of a Jewish state.

economy

Patents

Business start-ups

Preferred share from 1896

traffic

The Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway

miscellaneous

science and technology

Daimler motor truck order no. 81 (1896)

Culture

Visual arts

Self-portrait with skeleton
Fra forposterne 1864

Movie

literature

Title page of the first edition of the Simplicissimus
  • April 4 : Only 1,000 copies of the first edition of the satirical weekly magazine Simplicissimus are sold.
Youth, 1896

Music and theater

Cesira Ferrani as Mimì, costume design for the world premiere by Adolfo Hohenstein
Poster for La Bohème from 1896

miscellaneous

society

religion

Disasters

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .

Sports

Olympic games

Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games
Spyridon Louis at the finish line

More sporting events

Il Ciclista , a supplement to Corriere della Sera from April 2nd, announces La Gazzetta dello Sport .
  • April 18th : FC Winterthur is founded . Originally founded as Excelsior FC Winterthur, it took on the name FC Winterthur on July 16 of the same year, but the name was changed again in later history due to club mergers.
Before the start of the race in Paris

Historical maps and views

The German railway network in 1896

Born

January

February

Werner Richard Heymann

March

Franz Blücher, 1950

April

Wallace Hume Carothers

May

Max Hinsche

June

July

Trygve Lie (right), 1960

August

Gerty Cori, 1947

September

October

Blandine Ebinger and Friedrich Hollaender

November

December

Carl Ferdinand Cori, 1947
Carl Zuckmayer, 1920

Exact date of birth unknown

Died

January to March

April to June

Clara Schumann, 1878/1879

July to September

Friedrich August Kekulé, 1890
Otto Lilienthal

October to December

Anton Bruckner, 1890
Alfred Nobel

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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