On This Day

Birthdays in History in March 1857

Person of interestGeorge Dayton

Mar 6 George Dayton, American businessman (founder of Target Corporation), born in Clifton Springs, New York (d. 1938)

Businessman and Founder of Target George Dayton
Businessman and Founder of Target
George Dayton
  • Mar 7 Julius Wagner von Jauregg, Austrian psychiatrist (Nobel 1927)
  • Mar 16 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)
  • Mar 22 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
  • Mar 22 Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th President of France (1931-32)
  • Mar 23 Fannie Farmer, American culinary pioneer who revolutionised modern cooking through the introduction of precise measurements (Boston Cooking-School Cook Book), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • Mar 27 Karl Pearson, British statistician (leading founder of the modern field of statistics), born in London (d. 1936)
  • Mar 30 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)