March 1895 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 US Congress renames the Office of Immigration as the Bureau of Immigration
  • Mar 11 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • Mar 18 200 African Americans leave Savannah, Georgia for Liberia
  • Mar 19 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
  • Mar 25 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Mar 26 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Matthew Ridgway, American general (World War II, Korean War, NATO Supreme Commander) and Chief of Staff of the US Army (1953-55), born in Fort Monroe, Virginia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 3 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and 1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics in 1969, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1973)
  • Mar 4 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (Count Screwloose), born in The Bronx. New York (d. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle) (d. 1982)
  • Mar 12 William C. Lee, U.S. Army general (d. 1948)
  • Mar 14 François Louis Ganshof, Belgian medieval historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • Mar 20 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Mar 23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 25 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
  • Mar 28 Christian Herter, American Republican politician, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57) and US Secretary of State (1959-61), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • Mar 28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Latter-day Saints (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1985)
  • Mar 29 Ernst Jünger, German author and entomologist (Storm of Steel), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Mar 30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant), born in Manosque, France (d. 1970)
  • Mar 31 John Jay McCloy, American lawyer and banker (Secretary of War 1941-45, Chairman Chase Manhattan Bank, President of World Bank 1947-49), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Mar 31 Vardis Fisher, American author (Darkness & Deep), born in Annis, Idaho (d. 1968)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Pauline Musters, Dutch world's smallest woman at 24 inches (61 cm), dies at 19
  • Mar 2 Berthe MP Morisot, French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • Mar 2 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Henry Rawlinson, British army officer and oriental scholar (major role in deciphering cuneiform), dies at 84
  • Mar 5 Nikolai Leskov, Russian writer (The Tale of Cross-eyed Lefty from Tula and the Steel Flea; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), and playwright, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 9 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (word masochism derived from his name), dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Charles Frederick Worth, British fashion designer (House of Worth - Paris), dies of pneumonia at 69
  • Mar 12 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
  • Mar 12 John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (a practical folding wooden stepladder), dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), dies at 75