What Happened in March 1880

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
  • Mar 10 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • Mar 19 41st Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • Mar 19 42nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • Mar 23 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisc)
  • Mar 24 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
  • Mar 31 1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Julian Myrick, promoter of junior tennis
  • Mar 1 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • Mar 3 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • Mar 3 Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
  • Mar 4 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • Mar 10 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • Mar 12 House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)
  • Mar 12 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • Mar 12 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • Mar 14 Oscar (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actor/director (Pink Kate)
  • Mar 17 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
  • Mar 17 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist
  • Mar 21 Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor and the 1st cowboy in a movie (The Great Train, The Lucky Dog), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1971)
  • Mar 22 Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • Mar 26 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • Mar 30 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (Juno and the Paycock), born in Dublin (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)
  • Mar 15 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51
  • Mar 23 Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 25 Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 25 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
  • Mar 26 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 28 Achille Peri, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 29 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 31 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44