On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1896

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 at the Panhellenic Games

Famous Birthdays

  • Giulia D De Albertis, writer
  • He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73