March 1880 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
  • Mar 10 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • Mar 23 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisc)
  • Mar 24 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
  • Mar 31 1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • Mar 3 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • Mar 4 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • Mar 11 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • Mar 12 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist
  • Mar 23 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • Mar 26 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • Mar 30 Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)
  • Mar 15 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51
  • Mar 25 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies