What Happened in March 1890

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
  • Mar 2 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19)
  • Mar 4 The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
  • Mar 18 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
  • Mar 20 General Federation of Womans' Clubs founded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Mar 21 Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
  • Mar 24 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG)
  • Mar 27 A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • Mar 28 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Ilex wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral)
  • Mar 3 Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
  • Mar 6 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • Mar 8 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
  • Mar 9 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet foreign minister (UN)
  • Mar 11 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • Mar 12 A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour
  • Mar 12 Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
  • Mar 12 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • Mar 13 Michael Taube, composer
  • Mar 13 Fritz Busch, German conductor (d. 1951)
  • Mar 16 Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
  • Mar 17 Harold Morris, composer
  • Mar 18 Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
  • Mar 20 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • Mar 25 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)
  • Mar 26 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • Mar 28 Paul Whiteman, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 29 Harold Spencer Jones, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London, England
  • Mar 31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 13 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (b. 1864)
  • Mar 20 Alexander F. Mozhaiski, aviation pioneer (b. 1825)
  • Mar 22 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader, dies at 85