On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

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