On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1896

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • He Long, Chinese Communist revolutionary, marshal of the People's Liberation Army, born in Sangzhi, Hunan, China (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
1896 Highlights

About March 22, 1896

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

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries