What Happened in March 1886

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 The Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  • Mar 6 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
  • Mar 6 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC
  • Mar 17 Carrollton Massacre (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed
  • Mar 20 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
  • Mar 26 1st cremation in England
  • Mar 26 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton aboard Old Joe wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • Mar 2 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • Mar 3 James Friskin, composer
  • Mar 3 Reginald Owen Morris, composer
  • Mar 3 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • Mar 5 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • Mar 5 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • Mar 7 Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Variety Girl), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 8 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
  • Mar 8 Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
  • Mar 13 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
  • Mar 13 John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • Mar 14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • Mar 18 Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 18 Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
  • Mar 18 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • Mar 24 Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 24 Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • Mar 25 Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
  • Mar 27 Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
  • Mar 28 Jaroslav Novotny, composer
  • Mar 29 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
  • Mar 30 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
  • Mar 29 John Keble, theologian, Bournemouth
  • Mar 30 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • Mar 31 Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57