What Happened in March 1894

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 "NY Atlantis" 1st Greek-language publication in US begins
  • Mar 3 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • Mar 4 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • Mar 5 Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, becomes First Lord of the Treasury (the official title of the UK Prime Minister)

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • Mar 8 The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
  • Mar 12 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
  • Mar 12 Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Mar 13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • Mar 16 Jules Massenet's opera "Tha├»s" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 17 US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • Mar 22 Stanley Cup: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa Generals, 3-1 to win 1st ever Stanley Cup competition
  • Mar 24 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
  • Mar 25 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 30 56th Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Why Not wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • Mar 5 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 14 Josef Schelb, composer
  • Mar 14 Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • Mar 15 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • Mar 17 Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • Mar 19 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Brevard SC, comedienne (Merv Griffin Show)
  • Mar 25 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • Mar 26 Will Wright, actor (Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • Mar 27 William Harrigan, American actor, born in New York City (d. 1966)
  • Mar 30 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
  • Mar 11 John Selby, cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • Mar 12 Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (b. 1840)
  • Mar 20 Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian freedom fighter/president (1849), dies at 91
  • Mar 21 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 24 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Verney L Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49