March 1916 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
  • Mar 8 US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
  • Mar 9 Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
  • Mar 9 Germany declares war against Portugal
  • Mar 12 French airship sinks British submarine D3
  • Mar 14 Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
  • Mar 15 Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
  • Mar 15 Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
  • Mar 15 University of Gent goes under Dutch control
  • Mar 16 James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
  • Mar 16 US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
  • Mar 20 Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
  • Mar 21 JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 24 German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
  • Mar 31 Dutch government ends all military engagements

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • Mar 4 Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • Mar 8 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8 John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 11 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • Mar 13 Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 15 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Mar 15 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • Mar 19 Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • Mar 20 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • Mar 24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 26 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • Mar 26 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 29 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • Mar 29 John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)
  • Mar 31 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • Mar 4 Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
  • Mar 12 M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39
  • Mar 19 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884)
  • Mar 21 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72