What Happened in March 1877

Historical Events

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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 Birchard 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

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Mar 18 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • 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

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

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
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