On This Day

March 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
  • Mar 16 Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman graduate of a pharmacy college
  • Mar 19 Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes
  • Mar 20 Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property
  • Mar 24 1st telephone call between NY & Chicago
  • Mar 31 Utrecht begins water pipe system

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 5 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 9 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • Mar 12 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1959)
  • Mar 16 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
  • Mar 17 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • Mar 19 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China)
  • Mar 23 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
  • Mar 24 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), born in London (d. 1951)
  • Mar 27 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, born in Tallinn, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • Mar 29 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, American chemist (Micromanometric analysis), born in Pike, New York (d. 1971)
  • Mar 30 Jo Davidson, American sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman)

Deaths in History

Person of interestAlexander H. Stephens

Mar 4 Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President US Confederate States, dies at 71

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
  • Mar 9 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30

Person of interestKarl Marx

Mar 14 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Mar 15 Henry C. Wayne, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67