March 1930 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • Mar 4 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • Mar 4 Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • Mar 4 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • Mar 6 Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
  • Mar 11 William Taft, US 27th President & Chief Justice buried in Arlington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 12 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
  • Mar 13 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • Mar 15 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
  • Mar 15 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
  • Mar 16 USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
  • Mar 20 Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
  • Mar 23 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 23 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 24 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
  • Mar 26 Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
  • Mar 27 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
  • Mar 28 Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara
  • Mar 29 Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 3 Heiner Geißler, German politician
  • Mar 3 Ion Iliescu, President of Romania
  • Mar 7 Lord Snowdon, [Anthony Armstrong-Jones], photographer, born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Harrie J B Aarts, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 11 David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • Mar 12 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • Mar 12 Robin Cavendish, disabled campaigner
  • Mar 15 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Mar 17 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 22 Derek Bok, college president (Harvard)
  • Mar 22 Lynden O Pindling, PM of Bahamas (1967-92)
  • Mar 22 Pat Robertson, televangelist (700 club, Presidential candidate-R-1989)
  • Mar 22 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator
  • Mar 26 Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)
  • Mar 26 Sandra Day O'Connor, Texas, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )
  • Mar 27 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)
  • Mar 28 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • Mar 29 Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
  • Mar 30 Lord Browne-Wilkinson [Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson], Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (UK)
  • Mar 30 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, born in Bassendean, Western Australia

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 2 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 William Howard Taft, 27th US President (1909-13) and Chief Justice, dies at 72

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Mar 8 Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
  • Mar 12 Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Mar 13 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • Mar 15 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 16 Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja, Sp dictator (1923-30), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 19 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), dies of unremitting circulatory trouble at 81

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Mar 29 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies