On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1800

Historical Events


InventionScientific Discovery

Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo
1800 Highlights

About March 20, 1800

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 220 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces