March 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • Mar 6 Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress
  • Mar 7 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • Mar 10 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
  • Mar 18 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
  • Mar 18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • Mar 20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • Mar 25 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • Mar 25 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • Mar 28 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 Marcel AymĂ©, French writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48