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Historical Events in March 1894

  • Mar 3 "NY Atlantis" 1st Greek-language publication in US begins
  • Mar 3 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • Mar 4 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • Mar 5 Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, becomes First Lord of the Treasury (the official title of the UK Prime Minister)

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • Mar 8 The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law
  • Mar 12 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday

Historic InventionCoca-Cola Sold in Bottles

Mar 12 Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi

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A glass bottle called a Hutchinson used by Joseph A. Biedenharn to bottle Coca-Cola
A glass bottle called a Hutchinson used by Joseph A. Biedenharn to bottle Coca-Cola
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  • Mar 13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet
  • Mar 17 US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • Mar 22 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa HC, 3-1 to win 3-team challenge tournament
  • Mar 24 37 miners killed at Franklin, Washington
  • Mar 25 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 30 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres at Theatre Royal, South Shields, England

  • Mar 30 56th Grand National: Jockey Arthur Nightingall wins his second GN aboard 5/1 joint favourite Why Not