March 1890 in History

Events in History

Sherlock Holmes

Mar 1 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes' first story "A Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle published

Event of Interest

Mar 4 Longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) at 1,710 ft in length is opened in Scotland by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII

  • Mar 18 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)

Bismarck Resigns

Mar 18 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years after disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II

  • Mar 20 General Federation of Women's Clubs founded in the United States
  • Mar 21 Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
  • Mar 27 A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Zonnestral), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 1935)

Norman Bethune (1890-1939)

Mar 3 Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), born in Gravenhurst, Ontario

  • Mar 8 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1991)

Vyacheslav Molotov (1890-1986)

Mar 9 Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), born in Kukarka, Russian Empire

  • Mar 11 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and science administrator (developed 1st electronic analogue computer), born in Everett, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Mar 12 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • Mar 24 Agnes Macphail, Canadian politician (first women elected to Canada's House of Commons), born in Proton Township, Ontario (d. 1954) [1]
  • Mar 24 John Rock, American obstetrician and gynecologist who co-developed the 1st birth control pill, born in Marlborough, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • Mar 26 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer, born in Lier (d. 1919)
  • Mar 29 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London (d. 1960)
  • Mar 31 (William) Lawrence Bragg, English physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics, 1915 - crystalline structure analysis by means of X-rays), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1971) [1]

Deaths in History

  • Mar 16 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (b. 1864)
  • Mar 20 Alexander F. Mozhaiski, Russian aviation pioneer, dies at 65
  • Mar 22 Désiré de Haerne, Belgian Catholic priest and Congressional leader, dies at 85