What Happened in March 1882

Historical Events

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 2 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Mar 3 NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
  • Mar 4 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
  • Mar 6 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
  • Mar 11 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
  • Mar 16 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
  • Mar 18 Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
  • Mar 19 1st stone laid for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Mar 22 Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch
  • Mar 24 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
  • Mar 25 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
  • Mar 29 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Ida Moore, Altoona Ks, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
  • Mar 2 Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
  • Mar 3 Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
  • Mar 4 Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
  • Mar 6 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Big Shot), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1956)
  • Mar 6 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)
  • Mar 14 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
  • Mar 15 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
  • Mar 18 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
  • Mar 19 Gaston Lachaise, US sculptor (Standing Woman)
  • Mar 20 RenĂ© Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
  • Mar 21 Gilbert M Anderson, [Max Aronson], Little Rock AR
  • Mar 23 C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
  • Mar 23 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • Mar 25 Haydn Wood, English composer, born in Slaithwaite (d. 1959)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Louis Kufferath, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75