On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1896

Historical Events

  • Best 9-wicket haul in cricket history; George Lohmann takes 9-28 as England beats South Africa by an innings and 197 runs in 2nd Test at Johannesburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Clair Bee, American College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Long Island University undefeated 1936, 39; National Invitation Tournament 1939, 41), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1983)
1896 Highlights

About March 2, 1896

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces