March 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
  • Mar 4 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap

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Mar 7 Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone

  • Mar 7 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • Mar 10 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
  • Mar 17 Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux indian camps

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian IOC president (d. 1942)
  • Mar 2 Pius XII, [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
  • Mar 4 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
  • Mar 4 Theodore Hardeen, Magician and stunt performer, founder of the Magician's Guild (d. 1945)
  • Mar 11 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
  • Mar 20 Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
  • Mar 23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 26 Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • Mar 30 Clifford Whittingham Beers, US, mental hygiene pioneer
  • Mar 31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, dies at 65