March 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
  • Mar 2 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan

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Mar 3 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

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Mar 5 Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Mar 6 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • Mar 12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

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Mar 12 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Mar 13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • Mar 14 In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign
  • Mar 18 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
  • Mar 28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town

Birthdays in History


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Mar 2 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Mar 4 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • Mar 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 7 Reinhard Heydrich, German governor (Bohemen/Moravia (Lidice))
  • Mar 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

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Mar 19 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Mar 20 B[urrhus] F[rederic] Skinner, Pa, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 5 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)