What Happened in March 1875

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
  • Mar 3 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 3 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Mar 14 Smetana's "Vysehrad" premieres
  • Mar 15 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested
  • Mar 18 36th Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard Pathfinder wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • Mar 4 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • Mar 4 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • Mar 4 Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
  • Mar 7 Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • Mar 9 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer
  • Mar 10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
  • Mar 12 Julio Garreta, composer
  • Mar 13 Maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
  • Mar 14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
  • Mar 14 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer
  • Mar 25 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)

Person of interestSyngman Rhee

Mar 26 Syngman Rhee, First President of South Korea (1948-60), born in Haeju, North Korea (d. 1965)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Mar 29 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33)
  • Mar 29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • Mar 10 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 20 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), dies at 59
  • Mar 27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • Mar 30 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63