What Happened in March 1883

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
  • Mar 19 Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes
  • Mar 20 Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property
  • Mar 24 1st telephone call between NY & Chicago
  • Mar 30 45th Grand National: Count Karel Kinsky AUT aboard Zoedone AUT wins
  • Mar 31 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"
  • Mar 31 Utrecht begins water pipe system

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Thomas Shelvin, college footballer great (Yale)
  • Mar 3 Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
  • Mar 5 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)
  • Mar 7 Carl Deis, composer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 8 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
  • Mar 9 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • Mar 12 Judge Jackson, composer
  • Mar 12 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1959)
  • Mar 13 Enrico Toselli, composer
  • Mar 14 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • Mar 16 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
  • Mar 17 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • Mar 19 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China)
  • Mar 20 Colin Campbell, Falkirk Scot, actress (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys)
  • Mar 20 Karl Hasse, German composer, born in Dohna (d. 1960)
  • Mar 21 Jules van Nuffel, composer
  • Mar 23 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
  • Mar 24 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop
  • Mar 27 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)
  • Mar 27 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
  • Mar 28 William H Harris, composer
  • Mar 29 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Micromanometric analysis)
  • Mar 29 Dora Carrington, Hereford UK, British Bloomsbury artist
  • Mar 30 Jo Davidson, US, sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 4 Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President US Confederate States, dies at 71

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
  • Mar 9 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • Mar 12 Murrumgunarriman, [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Mar 15 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55