March 1894 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 "NY Atlantis" 1st Greek-language publication in US begins
  • Mar 3 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • Mar 4 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed

Event of Interest

Mar 5 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, becomes First Lord of the Treasury (the official title of the UK Prime Minister)

  • Mar 5 Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
  • Mar 8 The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law

Coca-Cola Sold in Bottles

Mar 12 Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • Mar 12 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
  • Mar 17 US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • Mar 24 37 miners killed at Franklin, Washington
  • Mar 25 Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 9 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, born in Vienna (d. 1976)
  • Mar 17 Paul Green, American novelist and playwright (In Abraham's Bosom), born in Lillingotn, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • Mar 22 Surya Sen "Master Da", Indian activist for independence (Chittagong armoury raid), born in Chittagong, British India (d. 1934)
  • Mar 30 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (designed Il-2 Shturmovik - world's most produced military aircraft), born in Dilyalevo, Russia (d. 1977)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 12 Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (b. 1840)
  • Mar 20 Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian lawyer, politician, journalist, and liberal revolutionary (Governor-President of Hungary, 1849), dies at 91
  • Mar 26 Alfred H. Colquitt, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • Mar 27 Verney Lovett Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49