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Historical Events in March 1904

  • Mar 2 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 2 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers and Ottawa HC tie, 5-5; Montreal disqualified for refusing to play second game in Ottawa
  • Mar 3 England cricket all-rounder Bernard Bosanquet takes 6 for 51 as tourists dismiss Australia for 171 in the 4th Test in Sydney to regain the Ashes; take an unassailable, 3-1 series lead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

InventionHistoric Invention

Mar 5 Nikola Tesla describes the process of the ball lightning formation in Electrical World and Engineer

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Mar 6 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • Mar 8 Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Bernard Bosanquet, Plum Warner and Dick Lilley for his second Test hat-trick in 5th Test victory in Melbourne; Trumble's final Test
  • Mar 9 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • Mar 12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Mar 13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • Mar 14 In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the US Supreme Court finds the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; first case in T. Roosevelt's 'trust-busting' campaign

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 18 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar
  • Mar 22 "Bailundo Revolt" ends after almost 2-years in Portuguese victory over Ovimbundu kingdom & allies
  • Mar 25 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch wins aboard 25/1 New Zealand bred Moifaa; horse survives shipwreck off Ireland a year earlier
  • Mar 28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town