March 1911 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri
  • Mar 4 Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • Mar 7 US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
  • Mar 7 Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
  • Mar 8 International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
  • Mar 13 The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
  • Mar 18 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
  • Mar 20 Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 25 L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • Mar 25 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls
  • Mar 30 Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Harry Golombek, chess grandmaster
  • Mar 3 Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 3 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Mar 6 Charles Frank, physicist
  • Mar 8 Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
  • Mar 12 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico
  • Mar 13 L[aFayette] Ron Hubbard, sci-fi writer/scientologist (Dianetics)
  • Mar 16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician
  • Mar 17 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • Mar 18 Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
  • Mar 20 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • Mar 23 Edward Warner, diplomat
  • Mar 24 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • Mar 24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • Mar 24 Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Mar 25 Willy Anthoons, Flemish sculptor (Mystic verheffing)

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Mar 25 Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 26 Bernard Katz, biophysicist

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Mar 26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28 Myfanwy Piper, librettist
  • Mar 28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • Mar 24 Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies