What Happened in March 1901

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
  • Mar 2 The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
  • Mar 3 US Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
  • Mar 4 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-National Intelligencer)

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Mar 4 William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as US president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Mar 4 Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends

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Mar 6 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Mar 11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • Mar 12 Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
  • Mar 14 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
  • Mar 14 Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
  • Mar 15 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
  • Mar 17 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

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Mar 17 At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • Mar 23 Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
  • Mar 25 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Mar 29 Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first parliamentary election
  • Mar 29 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant
  • Mar 3 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)
  • Mar 4 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
  • Mar 5 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • Mar 6 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • Mar 13 Paul Fix, Dobbs Ferry NY, actor (Rifleman)
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
  • Mar 15 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
  • Mar 16 Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
  • Mar 17 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
  • Mar 18 Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • Mar 18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • Mar 19 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, Dutch Min of Justice (Nobel 1954)
  • Mar 19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 21 Carmelita Geraghty, Rushville IN, actress (My Best Girl, Texas Ranger)
  • Mar 21 Richard Leslie Hill, historian
  • Mar 21 Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • Mar 22 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
  • Mar 23 Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
  • Mar 24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 25 Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 27 Albert Henneberg, composer
  • Mar 27 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD)
  • Mar 27 Sato Eisaku, (Lib) Japanese PM (1964-72) (Nobel 1974)
  • Mar 27 Wilhelm Conrad von Roentgen, physicist (Nobel)
  • Mar 27 Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • Mar 29 Frans U Kailas, Finnish poet
  • Mar 29 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician, dies at 64
  • Mar 8 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
  • Mar 10 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38

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Mar 13 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Mar 17 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • Mar 31 John Stainer, composer, dies at 60