On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1896

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia, killing two generals and capturing General Matteo Albertone

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II

InventionScientific Discovery

Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
  • Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Arimondi, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, dies in the Battle of Adwa at 49
  • Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, dies in the Battle of Adwa at 53
1896 Highlights

About March 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces