What Happened on March 23, 1881

Historical Events

  • Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
  • Gas lamp sets fire to Théâtre Municipal” opera house in Nice, France; 70 die, and building completely destroyed

Famous Birthdays

  • Egon Petri, Dutch classical pianist, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Hermann Staudinger, German chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
  • Roger Martin du Guard, French novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolay Rubinstein, Russian pianist, conductor, and composer, dies at 45
1881 Highlights

About March 23, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 141 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries