March 1882 in History

Events in History

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 2 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Mar 3 NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
  • Mar 4 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
  • Mar 6 Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
  • Mar 11 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
  • Mar 16 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
  • Mar 18 Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
  • Mar 19 1st stone laid for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Mar 22 Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act

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Mar 24 German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch
  • Mar 25 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
  • Mar 29 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
  • Mar 4 Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
  • Mar 6 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)
  • Mar 14 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
  • Mar 19 Gaston Lachaise, US sculptor (Standing Woman)
  • Mar 20 RenĂ© Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
  • Mar 21 Gilbert M Anderson, [Max Aronson], Little Rock AR
  • Mar 23 C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
  • Mar 23 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis

Deaths in History

  • Mar 24 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75