What Happened on January 2, 1896

Historical Events

  • Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dziga Vertov [Denis Kaufman], Russian director and film theorist (Man with a Movie Camera, Sjagai, Soviet!), born in BiaƂystok, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, born in Eitorf, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
Born in 1896
1896 Highlights

About January 2, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn