What Happened in March 1898

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
  • Mar 8 Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen
  • Mar 17 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island

  • Mar 25 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
  • Mar 25 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Georges Dum├ęzil, French philologist (d. 1940)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Mar 6 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6 Jay C Flippen, Little Rock AR, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Conzelman, NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • Mar 6 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 7 Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • Mar 8 Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 10 Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
  • Mar 12 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
  • Mar 13 Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
  • Mar 14 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 18 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23 Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • Mar 23 Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
  • Mar 24 Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • Mar 24 George Alpert, railroad executive
  • Mar 26 Renzo Massarani, composer
  • Mar 26 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • Mar 29 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • Mar 30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30 Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 6 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • Mar 11 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • Mar 12 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • Mar 15 Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 16 Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
  • Mar 17 Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington
  • Mar 18 Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • Mar 19 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • Mar 27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • Mar 31 Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies