March 12, 1889 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Battle at Metema (Gallabad): Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated
  • Start of South Africa's 1st Test, v England, Port Elizabeth

Birthdays in History

  • Philip Guedalla, historian
  • Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)

Deaths in History

  • Yohannes IV, [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle