March 1915 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 British vice admiral Sackville Hamilton Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts
  • Mar 2 Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
  • Mar 3 US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA
  • Mar 5 World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
  • Mar 6 Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
  • Mar 8 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
  • Mar 10 British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
  • Mar 11 The British declare a blockade of all German ports
  • Mar 14 German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.
  • Mar 16 British battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelles
  • Mar 16 Federal Trade Commission organizes
  • Mar 18 Failed British attack in Dardanelles
  • Mar 18 French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
  • Mar 19 Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
  • Mar 23 Zion Mule Corp formed by the British Army
  • Mar 25 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
  • Mar 25 German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • Mar 5 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Mar 6 Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, 52nd Da'i al Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras
  • Mar 7 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician
  • Mar 8 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, born in Dorset (d. 1994)
  • Mar 10 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • Mar 11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • Mar 11 J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 12 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
  • Mar 14 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • Mar 17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • Mar 17 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Richard Thomas Condon, author
  • Mar 19 Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
  • Mar 23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • Mar 23 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • Mar 27 Richard Sharp, civil servant
  • Mar 27 Selma Rubin, Toledo, Ohio, environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Jack Perry, businessman
  • Mar 31 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 William Willett, inventor of Daylight Saving Time (b. 1856)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (b. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Sergei J Witte, Dutch count/premier of Russia, dies at 65
  • Mar 17 Walter Crane, English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 21 Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (b. 1856)

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
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Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • Mar 24 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (b. 1846)