On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
  • Gas lamp sets fire to opera house in Nice, France; 70 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Staudinger, German chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
  • Roger Martin du Guard, French novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45