On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1896

Historical Events

  • Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
  • Uprising in Matabeleland

Famous Birthdays

  • Hal Walker, director (I Married Joan), born in Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
1896 Highlights

About March 20, 1896

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces