What Happened in March 1871

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 J Milton Turner named US minister to Liberia
  • Mar 3 US Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • Mar 3 US Congress establishes the civil service system
  • Mar 16 1st fertilizer law enacted
  • Mar 17 National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
  • Mar 18 Communards revolt in Paris

CommunicationHenry Morton Stanley's Expedition to Africa

Mar 21 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa

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Mar 21 Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • Mar 21 32nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard The Lamb IRE wins
  • Mar 22 William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
  • Mar 26 Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government
  • Mar 27 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
  • Mar 28 SF Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine

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Mar 29 Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
  • Mar 3 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • Mar 4 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Mar 5 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • Mar 5 Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • Mar 15 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)
  • Mar 19 Joseph McGinnity, Rock Island Ill, baseball pitcher (NY Giants)
  • Mar 19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • Mar 26 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • Mar 27 Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
  • Mar 27 Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)
  • Mar 28 Willem Mengelberg, Utrecht Neth, conductor (NY Philharmonic 1922-30)
  • Mar 29 Tom Hayward, cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age)
  • Mar 31 Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • Mar 19 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (b. 1795)
  • Mar 20 Antonio Buzzolla, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 22 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • Mar 30 W F A A Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway, dies at 42