What Happened in March 1911

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri
  • Mar 4 Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • Mar 7 US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
  • Mar 7 Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
  • Mar 13 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
  • Mar 13 The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
  • Mar 16 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
  • Mar 18 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
  • Mar 19 1st International Women's Day sees over 1 million men and women attend rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women's right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job.
  • Mar 20 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • Mar 20 Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 24 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
  • Mar 25 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • Mar 25 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
  • Mar 30 Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Harry Golombek, chess grandmaster
  • Mar 2 William Hansen, WA, actor (Homebodies)
  • Mar 3 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • Mar 3 Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 3 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Mar 5 Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)
  • Mar 6 Charles Frank, physicist
  • Mar 6 Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • Mar 7 Stefan Kisielewski, composer
  • Mar 8 Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
  • Mar 8 Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
  • Mar 9 Ramon Campbell Batista, composer
  • Mar 10 Warner Anderson, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 11 Alan Gifford, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • Mar 12 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • Mar 13 Jose Ardevol, composer
  • Mar 13 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • Mar 14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], American comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • Mar 17 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
  • Mar 17 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • Mar 18 Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
  • Mar 20 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled)
  • Mar 20 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21 John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach, Kotch, Farewell My Lovely)
  • Mar 23 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
  • Mar 23 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • Mar 23 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Edward Warner, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • Mar 24 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • Mar 24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • Mar 24 Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Mar 25 Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 25 Jack Ruby, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 26 Bernard Katz, biophysicist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28 Myfanwy Piper, librettist
  • Mar 28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • Mar 30 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • Mar 20 Jean-Theodore Radoux, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 24 Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies
  • Mar 29 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer, dies at 74