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

Historic Event

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

  • Mar 5 Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
  • Mar 8 The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law

Coca-Cola Sold in Bottles

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

  • Mar 12 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
  • Mar 13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate

Music Premiere

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

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

Theater Premiere

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