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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1896 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1896
Ab urbe condita 2649
Armenian calendar 1345
Assyrian calendar 6646
Bahá'í calendar 52–53
Balinese saka calendar 1817–1818
Bengali calendar 1303
Berber calendar 2846
British Regnal year 59  Vict. 1   60  Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2440
Burmese calendar 1258
Byzantine calendar 7404–7405
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood  Goat)
4592 or 4532
丙申年 (Fire  Monkey)
4593 or 4533
Coptic calendar 1612–1613
Discordian calendar 3062
Ethiopian calendar 1888–1889
Hebrew calendar 5656–5657
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1952–1953
 - Shaka Samvat 1817–1818
 - Kali Yuga 4996–4997
Holocene calendar 11896
Igbo calendar 896–897
Iranian calendar 1274–1275
Islamic calendar 1313–1314
Japanese calendar Meiji 29
Javanese calendar 1825–1826
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4229
Minguo calendar 16 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 428
Thai solar calendar 2438–2439
Tibetan calendar 阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
2022 or 1641 or 869
(male Fire-Monkey)
2023 or 1642 or 870

1896 ( MDCCCXCVI ) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar  and a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar , the 1896th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 896th year of the 2nd millennium , the 96th year of the 19th century , and the 7th year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1896, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




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January 5: Röntgen rays.
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January 5: Röntgen X-ray.


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A picture of the restored Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics



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George Burns
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Friedrich Hund


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Ira C. Eaker
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Nikolay Semyonov


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Mark W. Clark
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Jorge Alessandri
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Wallis Simpson


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Thomas Playford IV
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Trygve Lie
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Jean Piaget
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Gerty Cori
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Arthur Calwell


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Adele Astaire
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Sandro Pertini
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Earle Clements


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Carlos P. Garcia
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Nobusuke Kishi
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Mamie Eisenhower
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Jimmy Doolittle

Date unknown



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Clara Schumann


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Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Otto Lilienthal
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Alfred Nobel
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Jose Rizal

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Margaret Eleanor Parker


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