What Happened in March 1898

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Australia complete a 4-1 cricket series annihilation of England
  • Mar 8 Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 John Philip Holland achieves successful test run for the first modern submarine off Staten Island, submerging for 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Mar 25 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
  • Mar 25 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins
  • Mar 25 Swami Vivekananda initiates Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita) into vow of Brahmacharya, first western woman received into Indian monastic order

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)

Person of interestZhou Enlai

Mar 5 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Mar 6 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6 Jimmy Conzelman, NFL quarterback and coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • Mar 6 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 7 Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • Mar 10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Gish, American film actress (Orphans of the Storm), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • Mar 13 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1973)
  • Mar 14 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 18 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23 Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • Mar 23 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • Mar 24 Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • Mar 24 George Alpert, railroad executive
  • Mar 26 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • Mar 26 Charles Shadwell, British conductor, bandleader, and founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, born in Pershore, Worcestershire (d. 1979)
  • Mar 29 Cecil Arthur Lewis, British fighter pilot and writer, born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), born in Kensington, London (d. 1993)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 6 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York


Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, dies at 72
  • Mar 10 George Müller, Prussian Christian evangelist and orphanage builder, dies at 92
  • Mar 11 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • Mar 12 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • Mar 15 Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 16 Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
  • Mar 17 Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington
  • Mar 18 Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • Mar 19 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • Mar 27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • Mar 31 Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies