What Happened in March 1877

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 2 Rutherford B. Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J. Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Mar 3 Rutherford B. Hayes is sworn in as the 19th US president
  • Mar 4 Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
  • Mar 5 Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
  • Mar 12 Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony, Southern Africa.
  • Mar 15 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG
  • Mar 16 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • Mar 17 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v Eng

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 US President Rutherford B. Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Washington, D.C.

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Mar 19 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very first Test match
  • Mar 23 38th Grand National: Mr Fred Hobson aboard Austerlitz wins
  • Mar 24 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat
  • Mar 31 British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Aust v Eng MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Mar 31 The family with samurai antecedents who responded to the Saigo army in ┼îita Nakatsu rebels.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor
  • Mar 4 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • Mar 4 Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • Mar 4 Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • Mar 9 Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist
  • Mar 10 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • Mar 12 Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
  • Mar 17 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • Mar 18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • Mar 18 Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
  • Mar 25 Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 24 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • Mar 28 Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 31 Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75