March 1926 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
  • Mar 4 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
  • Mar 6 China asks for a seat in the Security council
  • Mar 7 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
  • Mar 9 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
  • Mar 10 Run on Belgian banks
  • Mar 11 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
  • Mar 12 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
  • Mar 12 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
  • Mar 14 A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
  • Mar 15 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Mar 17 Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
  • Mar 17 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • Mar 24 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
  • Mar 26 ACD de Graeff appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 26 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
  • Mar 31 German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • Mar 3 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 4 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Mar 4 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Mar 6 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • Mar 9 Gerrit A Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
  • Mar 11 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Mar 11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • Mar 11 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Mar 12 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Mar 12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Mar 12 John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)
  • Mar 12 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 13 Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist
  • Mar 15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Mar 17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • Mar 22 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • Mar 22 Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • Mar 24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • Mar 27 Louis Blom-Cooper QC/press arbiter
  • Mar 28 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
  • Mar 30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • Mar 31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • Mar 5 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • Mar 16 Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
  • Mar 26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74