What Happened in March 1875

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
  • Mar 3 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 3 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Mar 14 Smetana's "Vysehrad" premieres
  • Mar 15 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested
  • Mar 18 36th Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard Pathfinder wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • Mar 4 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • Mar 4 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • Mar 4 Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
  • Mar 7 Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • Mar 9 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer
  • Mar 10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
  • Mar 12 Julio Garreta, composer
  • Mar 13 Maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
  • Mar 14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
  • Mar 14 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer
  • Mar 25 Spencer Charters, Duncannon PA, actor (3 Faces West)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 26 Syngman Rhee, First President of South Korea (1948-60), born in Haeju, North Korea (d. 1965)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Mar 29 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33)
  • Mar 29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • Mar 10 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 20 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), dies at 59
  • Mar 27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • Mar 30 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63