March 1884 in History

Events in History

Susan B. Anthony Addresses Congress

Mar 8 Susan B. Anthony addresses U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, 16 years after legislators 1st introduced a federal women's suffrage amendment.

  • Mar 12 Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women
  • Mar 13 Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months
  • Mar 17 John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight at Otay, California
  • Mar 27 1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 11 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • Mar 13 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • Mar 13 Hugh S. Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1941)
  • Mar 13 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), born in Świecie, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Mar 14 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, born in Noordhorn, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • Mar 18 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
  • Mar 21 George David Birkhoff, American mathematician (Aesthetic measure), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1944)
  • Mar 24 Peter Debye, Dutch-American physical chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1936 for investigations of dipole moments, X-rays, and light scattering in gases), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Mar 25 Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
  • Mar 31 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (d. 1946)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician, dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
  • Mar 14 Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • Mar 21 Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar, dies at 64
  • Mar 31 Jan Theodoor Beelen, Dutch-Belgian bible scholar, dies at 77