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Events from the year
1896 in the United Kingdom.
Incumbents [ edit ]
Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War: British redcoats enter the Ashanti capital, Kumasi, and Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I is deposed. [1 ] 2 January — The
Jameson Raid comes to an end, as Jameson surrenders to the Boers. [2 ] 6 January —
Cecil Rhodes resigns as Premier of Cape Colony over the Jameson Raid. [2 ] 14 January —
Birt Acres demonstrates his film projector, the Kineopticon, the first in Britain, to the Royal Photographic Society at the Queen's Hall in London. This is the first film show to an audience in the U.K. [3 ] 28 January
20 February — In London:
[6 ] 12 March — Salisbury orders a military campaign to combat increasing French influence in the
Sudan. [2 ] April —
The National Trust acquires (for £10) its first building for preservation, and its first property in England, Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex. 6 April–15 April —
Great Britain and Ireland compete at the Olympics and win 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. 6 April — The
Snowdon Mountain Railway commences public operation; however, a derailment leading to one fatality causes services to be suspended for a year. [7 ] 4 May —
newspaper founded. Daily Mail [5 ] 8 May —
Cricket: Yorkshire sets a still-standing County Championship record when they accumulate an innings total of 887 against Warwickshire. 18–20 May —
Newlyn riots: protests by fishermen at Newlyn, Cornwall, against those from Lowestoft and elsewhere fishing on Sabbath, leading to military intervention. 7 June —
Mahdist War: British and Egyptian victory at the Battle of Ferkeh. 12 June —
Jack (J.T.) Hearne sets a record for the earliest date of taking 100 wickets. It is equalled by Charlie Parker in 1931. July — Law requiring a man to walk in front of moving cars waving a red flag is repealed.
[2 ] 26 July–1 August —
International Socialist Workers and Trade Union Congress held in London. 17 August
Undated [ edit ]
Publications [ edit ]
7 January —
Arnold Ridley, actor and playwright (died 1984) 14 February —
Edward Arthur Milne, astrophysicist and mathematician (died 1950) 3 May —
Dodie Smith, novelist and playwright (died 1990) 6 June —
Henry Allingham, became the oldest surviving British veteran of the First World War and briefly the world's oldest man (died 2009) 19 June —
Wallis Warfield, , American wife of the later Duchess of Windsor Duke of Windsor (died in France 1986) 19 July —
A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (died 1981) 14 August —
Albert Ball, flying ace (killed in action 1917) 14 October —
Bud Flanagan, comedian and singer (died 1968) 16 November —
Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists (died 1980) 17 November —
Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary Peirce-Evans, , aviator and athlete (died 1939) later Mary, Lady Heath
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c d e Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 324–325. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
^ "Birt Acres". EarlyCinema.com. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011 . Retrieved . 2011-08-15
^ "Welsh Coal Mines" . Retrieved . 2010-11-27
^ a b c d e Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
^ Mast, Gerald; Kawin, Bruce F. (2007). "Birth". In Costanzo, William (ed). (abridged 9th ed.). Pearson Education, Inc. A Short History of the Movies Archived from the original on 16 July 2011 . Retrieved . 14 August 2011
^ Kardas, Handel (April 1997). "Britain's worst railway opening day — Ladas and the Snowdon Mountain Railway". Railway World 58 (683): 66–71.
^ Nicholls, Robert (1996). Trafford Park: the First Hundred Years. Chichester: Phillimore & Co Ltd. ISBN 1-86077-013-4.
^ Lindsay, Jean (1974). A History of the North Wales Slate Industry. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-6264-X.
^ "London to Brighton Veteran Car Run". Archived from the original on 8 March 2008 . Retrieved . 2008-03-30
^ Stratton, Michael; Trinder, Barrie. Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology. London: E. & F.N. Spon. p. 75. ISBN 0-419-24680-0.
^ Taylor, Rosemary (2001). Exploring the East End. Walks Through History. London: Breedon Books. ISBN 1859832709.
^ "The History of Pleasure Beach, Blackpool". Pleasure Beach Theme Park. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010 . Retrieved . 2010-10-19
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