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A carved date from a building in Stamford
This article is about the year 1896.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1860s  1870s  1880s  – 1890s –  1900s  1910s  1920s
Years: 1893 1894 189518961897 1898 1899
1896 in topic:
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1896 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1896
Ab urbe condita 2649
Armenian calendar 1345
Assyrian calendar 6646
Bahá'í calendar 52–53
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
    — to —
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

1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter ED) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Monday (dominical letter GF) 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 1918.




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



Model of truck DMG Lastwagen, 1896 in Germany

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