Video: '26th May 1897: Bram Stoker's gothic novel Dracula is published'
(Wednesday, May 26, 1897) — , a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, was published Dracula today in London by Archibald Constable and Company. Continue reading Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker published in London 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 26 1897)
(Monday, April 19, 1897) — Theodore Roosevelt, the 38-year-old newly appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy by President William McKinley, arrived in Washington today and qualified in his new office.
Video: 'William Mckinley Inauguration (1897)'
(Thursday, March 4, 1897, at about 1:30 p.m. local time) — Former Governor William McKinley of Ohio was inaugurated today as the 25th President of the United States in front of original Senate Wing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administering oath of office. Continue reading McKinley inaugurated as 25th U.S. President, Hobart as 24th VP 120 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1897)
Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1896'
(Tuesday, November 3, 1896, during the — Republican former Governor William McKinley of Ohio was 1896 presidential campaign) elected President of the United States today over Democratic former Rep. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska. Continue reading McKinley decisively defeats Bryan in presidential election 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 3 1896)
(Saturday, July 11, 1896, 3:00 p.m. local time) — Businessman Arthur Sewall of Maine was nominated vice president today at the 1896 Democratic National Convention meeting at Chicago Coliseum in Chicago. Continue reading Democrats nominate Arthur Sewall for vice president 120 years ago #OTD (July 11 1896)
(Friday, July 10, 1896, evening local time) — Former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska was nominated president today at the 1896 Democratic National Convention meeting at Chicago Coliseum in Chicago. Continue reading Democrats nominate William Jennings Bryan for president 120 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 10 1896)
Video: 'William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech'
(Thursday, July 9, 1896, 2:00 p.m. local time) — Former Rep. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska delivered his famous “Cross of Gold” speech at the 1896 Democratic National Convention at Chicago Coliseum, in which he decried the gold standard, concluding, “you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” Continue reading William Jennings Bryan delivers ‘Cross of Gold’ speech at DNC in Chicago 120 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 9 1896)
(Thursday, June 18, 1896) — Former Governor William McKinley of Ohio was nominated president this afternoon at the 1896 Republican National Convention meeting at St. Louis City Hall in St. Louis. Continue reading Republicans nominate McKinnley-Hobart ticket 120 years ago today (June 18 1896)
Video: 'Weather History: 1896 St. Louis Tornado'
(Wednesday, May 27, 1896, at around 6:15 p.m. local time) — 255 people were killed tonight when a tornado struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, causing over $10 million in damage (approximately $2.9 billion in damage adjusted for 1997).
Video: 'Plessy v. Ferguson'
(Monday, May 18, 1896) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in , today upheld the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Plessy v. Ferguson
The decision was handed down by a vote of 7 to 1 with the majority opinion written by Justice Henry Billings Brown and the dissent written by Justice John Marshall Harlan.
The concept was renounced 58 years later in
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.