What Happened on March 12, 1889

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Guedalla, English barrister & historian, born in London, England (d. 1944)
  • Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
Born in 1889

Famous Deaths

  • John Archibald Campbell, American jurist and Supreme Court justice (1853–61), dies at 77

About March 12, 1889

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces