What Happened in March 1874

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Baseball batter's box is officially adopted
  • Mar 10 Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student
  • Mar 18 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • Mar 22 Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
  • Mar 26 35th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Reugny FRA wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Neth
  • Mar 5 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • Mar 5 Henry Travers, England, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra)
  • Mar 9 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer
  • Mar 12 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer
  • Mar 14 Anton F Philips, president-director of Philips
  • Mar 14 Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 15 Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • Mar 15 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • Mar 17 Stephen Samuel Wise, US, President of Zionist Org of America
  • Mar 18 Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher (d. 1948)
  • Mar 19 Arthur Hoyt, Georgetown CO, actor (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along)
  • Mar 20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • Mar 22 Ellen Glasgow, novelist

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Mar 24 Harry Houdini [Erich Weiss], Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Mar 24 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • Mar 26 Gerald du Maurier, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), born in London, England
  • Mar 26 Oskar Nedbal, composer

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Mar 26 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)


Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant

Famous Deaths


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Mar 8 Millard Fillmore, 13th president (1850-53), dies at 74

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • Mar 11 Charles Sumner, a white civil rights leader, dies at 63
  • Mar 20 Hans Christian Lumbye, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (b. 1795)