March 1913 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
  • Mar 1 US federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
  • Mar 3 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 4 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • Mar 4 US Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 8 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
  • Mar 8 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
  • Mar 10 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • Mar 12 Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
  • Mar 13 Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Mar 14 South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
  • Mar 15 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Mar 15 Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
  • Mar 17 The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
  • Mar 18 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • Mar 21 -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
  • Mar 24 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 25 Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster in Ohio
  • Mar 25 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • Mar 26 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
  • Mar 26 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
  • Mar 28 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photogrpaher/collector
  • Mar 2 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • Mar 3 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • Mar 6 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • Mar 9 Ger[ar]da Brautigam, journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in New York City (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • Mar 13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • Mar 18 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
  • Mar 18 William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author
  • Mar 18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • Mar 21 George Ghita Ionescu, academic
  • Mar 21 Max Youngstein, producer (United Artists), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • Mar 25 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • Mar 26 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • Mar 27 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
  • Mar 29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
  • Mar 30 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
  • Mar 30 Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • Mar 18 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • Mar 20 Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
  • Mar 22 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • Mar 31 John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75