March 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Mar 2 George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
  • Mar 5 Italian premier Crispi resigns
  • Mar 5 Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • Mar 6 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
  • Mar 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • Mar 10 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • Mar 14 Sutro Baths in San Francisco opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
  • Mar 16 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
  • Mar 20 Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
  • Mar 20 Uprising in Matabeleland
  • Mar 23 The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • Mar 8 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
  • Mar 10 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, born in London (d. 1965)
  • Mar 13 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Mar 20 Hal Walker, director (I Married Joan), born in Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Mar 22 Giulia D De Albertis, writer
  • Mar 22 He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • Mar 24 Gianna Manzini, writer
  • Mar 26 Rudolf Dassler, Founder of PUMA AG (d. 1974)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24 Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Mar 1 Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Mar 1 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Mar 22 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Nanny v Hof, writer, dies
  • Mar 28 E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
  • Mar 30 Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (b. 1832)