What Happened in March 1887

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 American Trotting Association organized in Detroit
  • Mar 3 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa

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Mar 3 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

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  • Mar 7 North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • Mar 8 Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
  • Mar 13 Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs
  • Mar 15 1st salaried fish & game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan)
  • Mar 24 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
  • Mar 25 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard Gamecock wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)
  • Mar 6 Henri Gagnon, composer
  • Mar 7 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, born in Tartu (d. 1970)
  • Mar 9 Phil Mead, cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)
  • Mar 9 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
  • Mar 10 Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • Mar 11 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
  • Mar 13 Carlos Isamitt, composer
  • Mar 14 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter
  • Mar 14 Lawrence Collingwood, composer
  • Mar 14 Sylvia Beach, American publisher (d. 1962)
  • Mar 15 Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)
  • Mar 17 Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
  • Mar 18 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • Mar 21 Edwin Scharff, German "entartet" painter/sculptor
  • Mar 22 Chico Marx, [Leonard Martin], American comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
  • Mar 23 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin
  • Mar 23 Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
  • Mar 23 Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
  • Mar 24 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actor (Keystone comedies), born in San Jose, California
  • Mar 28 Rudolf F W Boskaljon, Curacao, musician/composer
  • Mar 30 Albert P Termote, Flemish/Dutch sculptor (Charles the Great)
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 August W Eichler, German botanist, dies at 47
  • Mar 2 Wilhelm Troszel, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 8 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73
  • Mar 8 Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (b. 1813)
  • Mar 8 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer (b. 1820)
  • Mar 16 Emanuel Kania, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 20 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73
  • Mar 24 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837)
  • Mar 28 Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75