What Happened in March 1901

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
  • Mar 2 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 Great Britain 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 March 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, actor (Rifleman), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • 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, American actress (My Best Girl, Texas Ranger), born in Rushville, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • 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, British composer (The Crucifixion), dies at 60