On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1896

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dziga Vertiv [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
  • Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, born in Eitorf, Germany (d, 1973)
  • Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
1896 Highlights

About January 2, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn