What Happened in March 1895

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 6 England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • Mar 6 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 mins) Eng v Aust
  • Mar 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
  • Mar 11 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • Mar 18 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
  • Mar 19 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
  • Mar 22 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • Mar 25 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Mar 26 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
  • Mar 29 57th Grand National: Mr Joe Widger aboard Wild Man From Borneo wins
  • Mar 30 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)
  • Mar 2 Felix Bressart, Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 3 Juanita Hansen, Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)
  • Mar 3 Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • Mar 3 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 3 Robert Gordon, silent film actor (Loveless), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • Mar 7 Juan Jose Castro, composer
  • Mar 12 William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • Mar 14 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • Mar 17 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • Mar 20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 21 Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • Mar 23 Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • Mar 23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • Mar 24 Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mar 28 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Mar 29 Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • Mar 31 John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
  • Mar 31 Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Berthe MP Morisot, French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • Mar 2 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Henry Rawlinson, British soldier and scholar (b. 1810)
  • Mar 6 Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 9 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)