On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1896

Historical Events

  • 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5

Historic Invention

Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi applies for the first ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy in the United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer and ambassador in Abyssinia, dies at 65
1896 Highlights

About June 2, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini