March 1869 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 US Postage stamps showing scenes issued for 1st time. These pictorials showed a post horse and rider, a locomotive, a shield, an eagle and a ship, the Adriatic.
  • Mar 3 University of South Carolina opens to all races

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Ulysses S. Grant inaugurated as 18th US President

Periodic Table

Mar 6 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society

  • Mar 11 The West first learns of the Giant Panda via French missionary Armand David who receives a skin from a hunter
  • Mar 13 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law
  • Mar 14 Defeat of Maori Ngāti Ruanui leader Riwha Titokowaru in Taranaki, New Zealand by British forces

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal (Archbishop of Munich who opposed Nazi regime), born in Heidenfeld, Bavaria (d. 1952)
  • Mar 7 Ernst Cohen, Dutch chemist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Mar 14 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), born in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • Mar 15 Stanisław Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
  • Mar 16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain (1869-1940)

Mar 18 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

Albert KahnAlbert Kahn (1869-1942)

Mar 21 American architect known as the "architect of Detroit", born in Rhaunen, Kingdom of Prussia

  • Mar 21 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., American theater producer (Ziegfeld Follies), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1932)

Emilio AguinaldoEmilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964)

Mar 22 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), born in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines

  • Mar 25 Gustaaf Schamelhout, Flemish physician and writer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • Mar 27 James McNeill, Irish politician, 2nd Governor-General of the Irish Free State, born in Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1938)
  • Mar 29 Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), born in Humpolec, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Mar 29 Edwin Lutyens, English architect (Viceroy's House, New Delhi), born in London (d. 1944)

Weddings in History

Harriet Tubman

Mar 18 US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, French poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • Mar 11 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher & writer, dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium), dies at 64
  • Mar 24 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • Mar 25 Edward Bates, American lawyer (26th U.S. Attorney General), dies at 75
  • Mar 31 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, dies at 64