What Happened in March 1902

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • Mar 6 Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress
  • Mar 7 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • Mar 8 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
  • Mar 10 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

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Mar 10 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
  • Mar 18 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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Mar 18 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Mar 18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • Mar 20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • Mar 21 64th Grand National: David Read aboard Shannon Lass wins
  • Mar 25 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • Mar 25 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • Mar 28 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 2 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • Mar 3 Ruby Dandridge, actress (Father of the Bride), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 7 Heinz Ruehmann, German actor/director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • Mar 8 Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • Mar 9 Will Geer, Frankfort Indiana, American actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 15 Kitty Masters, actress
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)

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Mar 17 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Mar 20 Edgar Buchanan, Humansville Mo, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 Carl Jaffe, Hamburg Germany, actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement)
  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • Mar 23 Philip Ober, Fort Payne Ala, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie)

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Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 28 Flora Robson, South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 9 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • Mar 17 George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48