What Happened on March 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
  • Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle