What Happened in March 1869

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
  • Mar 3 University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • Mar 3 31st Grand National: George Stevens aboard The Colonel wins

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Mar 4 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Mar 6 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • Mar 13 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law
  • Mar 14 Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand.
  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team
  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings beat Antioch 41-7

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Mar 16 Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
  • Mar 5 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • Mar 7 Ernst J. Cohen, Dutch chemist
  • Mar 14 Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
  • Mar 15 StanisÅ‚aw Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
  • Mar 16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)

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Mar 18 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain

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Mar 21 Albert Kahn, American architect (architect of Detroit), born in Rhaunen, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1942

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Mar 21 Florenz Ziegfeld, producer (Ziegfield Follies)

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Mar 22 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), born in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines (d. 1964)

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Mar 25 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • Mar 27 James McNeill, Irish politician (d. 1938)
  • Mar 29 Ales Hrdlicka, US, anthropologist/curator (US National Museum)
  • Mar 29 Edwin Lutyens, architect, London

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 18 US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
  • Mar 11 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)
  • Mar 19 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (triangulatie), dies at 64
  • Mar 23 Charles Lucas, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 24 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)