What Happened in March 1904

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
  • Mar 2 "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
  • Mar 2 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan

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Mar 3 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

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Mar 5 Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Mar 6 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • Mar 8 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
  • Mar 9 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • Mar 12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

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Mar 12 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Mar 13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • Mar 14 In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign
  • Mar 18 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
  • Mar 25 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch aboard Moifaa wins
  • Mar 28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town

Famous Birthdays


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Mar 1 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • Mar 1 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), born in San Francisco, California

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Mar 2 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Mar 4 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
  • Mar 4 Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
  • Mar 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 Hugh Williams, actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)
  • Mar 6 Johannes C "Chris" Baay, Dutch actor (Klatergoud, Surprise Raid)
  • Mar 6 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 7 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian Olympic speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)

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Mar 7 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • Mar 7 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)
  • Mar 7 Willy Forst, Austria actor/director (Vienna Blood)
  • Mar 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • Mar 12 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
  • Mar 14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Mar 15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

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Mar 19 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Mar 19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer
  • Mar 20 B[urrhus] F[rederic] Skinner, Pa, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
  • Mar 20 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • Mar 28 Fosco Giachetti, Livorno Italy, actor (Wastrel, We the Living)
  • Mar 30 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • Mar 30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 5 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)