What Happened in March 1905

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 US Forest Service forms

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Mar 3 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Mar 10 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
  • Mar 12 The continuing strikes and disorders that unsettle Italy force out Premier Giovanni Giolitti, though he will return in March, 1906
  • Mar 24 A group of Cretans dedicated to Crete's union with Greece led by Eleutherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Therisso and proclaim a union in defiance of the Great Powers
  • Mar 25 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
  • Mar 28 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany visits Tangier, Morocco and proclaims Germany's support of Moroccan independence and equal opportunity for all powers to trade there

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Mar 31 67th Grand National: Frank Mason aboard Kirkland wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 1 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 5 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 7 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes)
  • Mar 9 Grigori Kozintsev, Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear)
  • Mar 9 Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
  • Mar 9 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, composer
  • Mar 10 Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
  • Mar 14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • Mar 15 Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
  • Mar 16 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Robert Donat, England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
  • Mar 18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 19 Albert Speer, German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
  • Mar 20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 21 Phyllis McGinley, US, poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • Mar 22 Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • Mar 22 Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • Mar 22 Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
  • Mar 23 Paul Grimault, animator
  • Mar 23 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
  • Mar 23 Joan Crawford, [Lucille Le Sueur], Texas, actress (Mildred Pierce)
  • Mar 24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • Mar 26 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • Mar 27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, one of South Africa’s most distinguished nutritional scientists and medical educators
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • Mar 28 Marlin Perkins, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
  • Mar 28 Pandro S Berman, film producer
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • Mar 30 Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 30 Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (30) weds Beatrice O'Brien

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 17 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (b. 1818)
  • Mar 12 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, dies at 92
  • Mar 15 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
  • Mar 15 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer, dies at 49

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Mar 24 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Mar 26 Maurice Barrymore, actor; patriarch of the Barrymore family (b. 1849)