Events in History in March 1896

  • Mar 1 Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia

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Mar 1 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Mar 2 George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
  • Mar 5 Italian premier Francesco Crispi resigns
  • Mar 5 Italian governor of Eritrea, General Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • Mar 6 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
  • Mar 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • Mar 10 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • Mar 14 Sutro Baths in San Francisco opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
  • Mar 16 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
  • Mar 20 Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
  • Mar 20 Uprising in Matabeleland
  • Mar 23 The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels