Historical Events in March 1908

  • Mar 4 Primary school catches fire in Collingwood, Ohio (180 killed)
  • Mar 5 1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica
  • Mar 7 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stands before city council and announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
  • Mar 8 Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, NY
  • Mar 9 Italian football club Inter Milan founded as Foot-Ball Club Internazionale
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers sweep Win Maple Leafs in 2 games
  • Mar 12 The Pan-Macedonian group is formed in Athens to support the Greek Struggle for Macedonia
  • Mar 14 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
  • Mar 15 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 17 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 88 seconds in the quickest world heavyweight boxing title fight

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Mar 23 American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in hospital two days later
  • Mar 25 Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Mar 27 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe aboard Rubio wins