On This Day

March 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
  • Mar 3 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years
  • Mar 15 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • Mar 4 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • Mar 4 Enrique Larreta [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • Mar 4 Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
  • Mar 13 Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • Mar 14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American librarian and author (Thackeray Dictionary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)

Syngman Rhee

Mar 26 Syngman Rhee, 1st President of South Korea (1948-60), born in Haeju, North Korea (d. 1965)


Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Tristan Corbière, French poet, dies at 29
  • Mar 20 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), dies at 59
  • Mar 25 Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (The Cloak and Dagger), dies at 60
  • Mar 27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)