March 1877 in History

Events in History

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Mar 2 Rutherford B. Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Mar 3 Rutherford Birchard Hayes is sworn in as the 19th US president
  • Mar 4 Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
  • Mar 5 Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
  • Mar 12 Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony, Southern Africa.

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Mar 18 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Mar 19 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very first Test match
  • Mar 24 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat
  • Mar 31 British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown
  • Mar 31 The family with samurai antecedents who responded to the Saigo army in ┼îita Nakatsu rebels.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor
  • Mar 4 Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • Mar 4 Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • Mar 9 Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist
  • Mar 10 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • Mar 12 Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
  • Mar 17 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • Mar 18 Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
  • Mar 25 Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • Mar 24 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • Mar 31 Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75