On This Day

March 1887 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa

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Mar 3 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

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  • Mar 7 North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • Mar 8 Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
  • Mar 15 1st salaried fish & game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan)
  • Mar 24 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 9 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist, born in Redło, Goleniów County, Poland (d. 1976)
  • Mar 10 Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • Mar 14 George Creten, Belgian sculptor and painter, born in Saint-Gilles, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Mar 14 Sylvia Beach, American publisher and bookseller (Shakespeare and Company), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1962)
  • Mar 15 Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)
  • Mar 17 Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
  • Mar 21 Edwin Scharff, German "entartet" painter/sculptor
  • Mar 23 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin, born in Moika Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • Mar 23 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
  • Mar 23 Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
  • Mar 30 Albert P Termote, Flemish/Dutch sculptor (Charles the Great)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 August W. Eichler, German botanist (developed a new system of classification of plants to reflect the concept of evolution), dies at 47
  • Mar 8 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73 (b. 1813)
  • Mar 8 Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (b. 1813)
  • Mar 8 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis), dies at 66
  • Mar 24 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic, dies at 49
  • Mar 28 Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75