On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1889

  • Mar 3 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, dies at 49

Person of interestJohn Ericsson

Mar 8 John Ericsson, Swedish-American inventor (screw propeller, rotating turret), dies at 85

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson
  • Mar 10 Yohannes IV [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
  • Mar 12 John Archibald Campbell, American jurist and Supreme Court justice (1853–61), dies at 77
  • Mar 15 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Mar 17 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch poet (Dietsche Warande), dies at 68
  • Mar 18 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 27 John Bright, English reform politician and anti0war advocate, dies at 77
  • Mar 28 Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler, killed by husband William Kemmler