What Happened in March 1906

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • Mar 6 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • Mar 6 Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Mar 6 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mar 7 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • Mar 8 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • Mar 10 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • Mar 10 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • Mar 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
  • Mar 14 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
  • Mar 15 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
  • Mar 17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
  • Mar 19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

  • Mar 24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
  • Mar 27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
  • Mar 30 68th Grand National: Mr Aubrey Hastings aboard Ascetic's Silver wins
  • Mar 31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
  • Mar 3 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • Mar 4 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 4 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • Mar 6 Bob Wills, TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • Mar 7 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • Mar 7 Hans Lachman, composer
  • Mar 11 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • Mar 14 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
  • Mar 16 Francisco Ayala, writer
  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 18 Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 19 Adolf Eichmann, Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer
  • Mar 19 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • Mar 20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • Mar 20 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • Mar 21 John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • Mar 21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • Mar 23 George Posford, composer
  • Mar 24 John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • Mar 24 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • Mar 25 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • Mar 25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 27 Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Wright, Canada, oarsman (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Mar 28 Robert (Bob) Allen, actor (Texas Rangers)
  • Mar 29 E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
  • Mar 31 Lauri Saikkola, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 14 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • Mar 4 John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
  • Mar 10 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 13 Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, dies at 85

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
  • Mar 15 Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • Mar 29 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • Mar 30 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73