March 1893 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
  • Mar 2 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
  • Mar 3 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
  • Mar 4 Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Mar 9 Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
  • Mar 10 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Mar 10 New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
  • Mar 30 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • Mar 3 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • Mar 5 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • Mar 6 Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)
  • Mar 7 Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • Mar 9 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian muralist/decorator
  • Mar 18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • Mar 21 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet
  • Mar 23 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • Mar 25 Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
  • Mar 26 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)
  • Mar 27 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslavian general/nazi collaborator
  • Mar 27 Karl Mannheim, Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)
  • Mar 28 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 5 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64
  • Mar 17 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)