March 1908 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 Primary school catches fire in Collingwood, Ohio (180 killed)
  • Mar 5 1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica
  • Mar 7 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
  • Mar 8 Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, NY
  • Mar 9 Inter Milan is founded.
  • Mar 12 The Pan-Macedonian group is formed in Athens to support the Greek Struggle for Macedonia.
  • Mar 15 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"
  • Mar 23 American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
  • Mar 25 Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
  • Mar 2 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • Mar 2 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • Mar 5 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • Mar 7 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st chamber member (CPN)
  • Mar 10 Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
  • Mar 12 David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician
  • Mar 12 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 13 Walter Annenberg, publisher (Triangle-TV Guide)/Amb to GB, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mar 14 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • Mar 14 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
  • Mar 17 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • Mar 22 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, born in Langenbeutingen (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Louis D L'Amour, author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Mar 22 Maurice H Stans, Shakope Minn, Secretary of Commerce (1969-72)
  • Mar 23 Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
  • Mar 25 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director
  • Mar 26 Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)
  • Mar 26 Kenneth Mellanby, entomologist
  • Mar 26 Robert William Paine, architect
  • Mar 27 Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 11 Revd Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839)
  • Mar 12 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
  • Mar 25 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)
  • Mar 28 John Eliot, English meteorologist, dies at 68