On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1860

  • Mar 2 Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
  • Mar 3 John M. Ward, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (perfect game 1880; Providence Grays, New York Gothams / Giants), born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 1925)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Hastings, American architect (NY Public Library), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", born in Naples (d. 1934)
  • Mar 13 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (d. 1903)
  • Mar 15 Waldemar Haffkine, Ukrainian bacteriologist (1st to develop and use vaccines against cholera and bubonic plague), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1930)

Person of interestWilliam Jennings Bryan

Mar 19 William Jennings Bryan, American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", born in Salem, Illinois (d. 1925)

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan
  • Mar 22 Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • Mar 27 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 1924)
  • Mar 31 Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)