Historical Events in March 1881

  • Mar 4 California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
  • Mar 4 Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", 1st case together

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Mar 4 James A. Garfield inaugurated as the 20th President of the United States of America

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • Mar 4 South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
  • Mar 7 Southern University opens in New Orleans
  • Mar 12 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain
  • Mar 16 Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
  • Mar 18 Barnum & Bailey's first combined "Greatest Show on Earth" opens (Madison Square Garden)
  • Mar 23 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
  • Mar 23 Gas lamp sets fire to opera house in Nice, France; 70 die
  • Mar 25 43rd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Woodbrook wins
  • Mar 26 Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again
  • Mar 27 Rioting takes place in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
  • Mar 28 "Greatest Show On Earth" was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey