What Happened in March 1876

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
  • Mar 4 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap

1stHistoric Invention

Mar 7 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone

  • Mar 7 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • Mar 10 First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson
  • Mar 16 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
  • Mar 17 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
  • Mar 17 Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux indian camps
  • Mar 24 37th Grand National: Joe Cannon aboard Regal wins
  • Mar 25 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian IOC president (d. 1942)
  • Mar 2 Pius XII, [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
  • Mar 4 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
  • Mar 4 Theodore Hardeen, Magician and stunt performer, founder of the Magician's Guild (d. 1945)
  • Mar 8 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
  • Mar 11 Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
  • Mar 11 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
  • Mar 16 Charles Halton, actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 17 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • Mar 20 Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
  • Mar 21 John Tewksbury, American athlete (d. 1968)
  • Mar 23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 26 Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • Mar 30 Clifford Whittingham Beers, US, mental hygiene pioneer
  • Mar 31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Alfred Holmes, composer, dies at 38
  • Mar 5 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Jozef Stefani, composer, dies at 75