What Happened in March 1910

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass, Wa, in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • Mar 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Mar 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot
  • Mar 10 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • Mar 10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • Mar 11 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
  • Mar 14 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere
  • Mar 16 Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)
  • Mar 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • Mar 18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • Mar 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick aboard Jenkinstown wins
  • Mar 19 6th Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Horace Rice (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Mar 24 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 25 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
  • Mar 26 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
  • Mar 26 William H Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
  • Mar 27 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
  • Mar 28 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • Mar 30 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDavid Niven

Mar 1 David Niven, British actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Mar 2 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
  • Mar 3 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist
  • Mar 5 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)

Person of interestMomofuku Ando

Mar 5 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando

Person of interestClaire Trevor

Mar 8 Claire Trevor [Wemlinger], American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • Mar 8 Bernard Benjamin, British health statistician, actuary and demographer, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer and poet (Survivor), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

Mar 9 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • Mar 11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • Mar 12 Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)
  • Mar 12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • Mar 12 Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor
  • Mar 12 Masayoshi Ohira, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)
  • Mar 13 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • Mar 13 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • Mar 15 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • Mar 16 Aladar Gerevich, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
  • Mar 16 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • Mar 16 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WWII)
  • Mar 16 Norman Wooland, British character actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1989)

Person of interestBayard Rustin

Mar 17 Bayard Rustin, American civil rights leader (March on Washington organizer, Social Democrats USA), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
  • Mar 18 Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek/President (1978-88)
  • Mar 19 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut
  • Mar 19 Joseph F. Carroll, US Air Force Lt. Gen. and Founding Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21 Nick Castle, American choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
  • Mar 21 M S Khan, Bangladeshi intellectual (d. 1978)
  • Mar 22 Nicholas Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

Mar 23 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan (d. 1998)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Mar 24 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • Mar 24 Richard Conte, American actor (The Godfather, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • Mar 25 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
  • Mar 25 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • Mar 27 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • Mar 27 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • Mar 28 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • Mar 28 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • Mar 30 Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • Mar 10 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 10 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
  • Mar 17 Joaquin Valverde, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 20 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer, dies at 89
  • Mar 26 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • Mar 26 An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (executed) (b. 1879)
  • Mar 27 Alexander E Agassiz, US businessman/biologist/geologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 27 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
  • Mar 28 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)