March 1895 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 11 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • Mar 18 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
  • Mar 19 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
  • Mar 25 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Mar 26 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)
  • Mar 3 Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • Mar 3 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Mar 4 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • Mar 12 William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • Mar 14 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • Mar 20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mar 28 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Mar 29 Ernst J√ľnger, German author (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • Mar 31 John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
  • Mar 31 Vardis Fisher, American author (Darkness & Deep), born in Annis, Idaho (d. 1968)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Berthe MP Morisot, French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • Mar 2 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Henry Rawlinson, British soldier and scholar (b. 1810)
  • Mar 6 Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 9 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)