March 1892 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
  • Mar 15 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
  • Mar 15 New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Ryunosuke Akutagawa 'father of the Japanese short story', Japanese writer (Rashomon in Kappa), born in Kyōbashi, Japan (d. 1927)
  • Mar 8 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader and Prime Minister (1952-53), born in Ada, Serbia (d. 1971)
  • Mar 9 David Garnett, English novelist and editor (Lady into Fox), born in Brighton, East Sussex (d. 1981)
  • Mar 9 Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Adel und Untergang), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • Mar 9 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), born in Knole House, Kent (d. 1962)
  • Mar 10 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • Mar 13 Janet Flanner, American journalist (New Yorker), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • Mar 15 James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
  • Mar 16 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian-French poet (Los Heraldos Negros), born in Santiago de Chuco, Peru (d. 1938)
  • Mar 18 Robert P.T. Coffin, American poet ("Strange Holiness", Pulitzer Prize, 1936), writer, and editor (Yankee Magazine), born in Brunswick, Maine (d. 1955)
  • Mar 19 James Van Fleet, American US Army General (served during WWI, WWII, and Korean War), born in Fort Lee, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • Mar 19 Siegfried T. Bok, Dutch neurobiologist and anatomist (Cybernetica) (d. 1964)
  • Mar 27 Thorne Smith, American sci-fi author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1934)
  • Mar 28 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist (Nobel 1938), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • Mar 28 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • Mar 29 Jozsef Mindszenty József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Mar 30 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • Mar 30 Erwin Panofsky, German-American Jewish art historian and iconologist (Early Netherlandish Painting), born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Mar 30 Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • Mar 31 Stanislav Maczek, Polish general, tank commander and war hero (WWII Battle of Falaise, Normandy invasion), born in Lwòw, Poland (d. 1994)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Archibald Scott Couper, Scottish chemist (advances in chemical theory including bonding of carbon atoms), dies of diabetes at 60
  • Mar 10 Otto von Rees, Dutch Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 64

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman (1819-1892)

Mar 26 American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 72

  • Mar 29 William Bowman, English anatomist, dies at 75