March 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • Mar 6 Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Mar 6 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mar 7 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • Mar 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • Mar 10 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • Mar 10 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • Mar 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
  • Mar 15 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • Mar 17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
  • Mar 19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich

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Mar 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

  • Mar 24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
  • Mar 27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Mar 3 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • Mar 4 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • Mar 16 Francisco Ayala, writer
  • Mar 17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 18 Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 19 Adolf Eichmann, Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer
  • Mar 20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • Mar 20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • Mar 21 John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • Mar 21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • Mar 24 John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • Mar 25 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • Mar 25 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • Mar 26 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • Mar 4 John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
  • Mar 10 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67

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Mar 13 Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader,, dies at 85

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  • Mar 15 Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • Mar 29 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • Mar 30 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73