What Happened in March 1893

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
  • Mar 2 1st US federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
  • Mar 3 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
  • Mar 4 Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe

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Mar 4 Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Mar 9 Congo cannibals killed thousands of Arabs
  • Mar 10 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Mar 10 New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before

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Mar 11 Carlos Gardel and his mother, Berthe Gardès, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Mar 24 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard Cloister wins
  • Mar 30 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • Mar 2 Maxime Dumoulin, composer
  • Mar 3 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • Mar 3 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • Mar 5 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • Mar 6 Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)
  • Mar 6 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of the blues
  • Mar 7 Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • Mar 9 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian muralist/decorator
  • Mar 9 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • Mar 16 Isobel Elsom, British actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1981)
  • Mar 18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • Mar 18 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • Mar 18 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
  • Mar 21 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet
  • Mar 23 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • Mar 24 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Mar 25 Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
  • Mar 26 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)
  • Mar 27 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslavian general/nazi collaborator
  • Mar 27 Karl Mannheim, Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)
  • Mar 28 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
  • Mar 29 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist, born in Hereford (d. 1932)
  • Mar 31 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 5 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37
  • Mar 17 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  • Mar 19 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69