What Happened in March 1913

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND

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Mar 1 David Beatty becomes Rear-Admiral Commanding theĀ 1st Battlecruiser Squadron

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Mar 3 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 4 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • Mar 4 US Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
  • Mar 4 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 4 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)

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Mar 4 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 8 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
  • Mar 8 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
  • Mar 10 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • Mar 12 Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
  • Mar 13 Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures

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Mar 14 John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Mar 14 South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
  • Mar 15 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Mar 15 Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
  • Mar 17 The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
  • Mar 18 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • Mar 21 -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
  • Mar 24 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
  • Mar 24 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 25 Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster in Ohio
  • Mar 25 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • Mar 26 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
  • Mar 26 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
  • Mar 28 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photogrpaher/collector
  • Mar 2 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • Mar 2 Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)
  • Mar 2 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
  • Mar 2 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • Mar 2 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • Mar 3 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • Mar 3 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • Mar 4 Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
  • Mar 4 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 5 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • Mar 6 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • Mar 6 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 9 Ger[ar]da Brautigam, journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)
  • Mar 11 John Jacob Weinzweig, composer (Enchanted Hill), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist
  • Mar 12 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • Mar 12 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), born in Pola, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2010)

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Mar 13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • Mar 13 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor, born in Athens (d. 1985)
  • Mar 13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • Mar 14 Witold Rudzinski, composer
  • Mar 15 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Mar 15 MacDonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Mar 15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 18 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
  • Mar 18 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • Mar 18 William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author
  • Mar 18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • Mar 19 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • Mar 20 Judith Evelyn, Seneca SD, actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window)
  • Mar 21 George Ghita Ionescu, academic
  • Mar 21 Max Youngstein, American producer (United Artists), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • Mar 22 James Westerfield, actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mar 22 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • Mar 22 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • Mar 25 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • Mar 26 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • Mar 27 Godfrey Turner, composer
  • Mar 27 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
  • Mar 29 Niall MacGinnis, actor (Curse of the Demon), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Frankie Laine, actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
  • Mar 30 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
  • Mar 30 Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61

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Mar 10 Harriet Tubman [Araminta Ross], American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • Mar 12 Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 18 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • Mar 19 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Christian Barnekow, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 20 Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
  • Mar 22 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • Mar 31 John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75

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Mar 31 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), dies in his sleep at 75

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan