Historical Events in March 1879

  • Mar 1 Library of Hawaii founded
  • Mar 3 1st female lawyer heard by US Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
  • Mar 3 US Geological Survey director authorized in Department of the Interior
  • Mar 23 War of the Pacific fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully takes over Arica and Tarapac√°, leaving Bolivia a landlocked country.
  • Mar 27 Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
  • Mar 28 40th Grand National: J. Moore aboard The Liberator wins
  • Mar 29 Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow