March 1897 in History

Events in History

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 William McKinley inaugurated as 25th US President

  • Mar 5 American Negro Academy forms
  • Mar 11 A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.
  • Mar 13 San Diego State University is founded.
  • Mar 15 1st indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden
  • Mar 20 1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY

Treaty of Interest

Mar 20 France signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

  • Mar 29 Japan adopts Gold Standard

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1960)

Soong Mei-lingSoong Mei-ling (1897-2003)

Mar 5 Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), born in Shanghai

  • Mar 13 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Mar 17 Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 19 Liam O'Flaherty, Irish writer, born in Inishmore, Aran Islands (d. 1984)
  • Mar 24 Charles Eyck, Dutch painter and sculptor
  • Mar 24 Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
  • Mar 27 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician and anti-fascist, born in Grossenhain, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Mar 27 Douglas R. Hartree, English mathematician and physicist, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1958)
  • Mar 28 Sepp Herberger, German football coach and manager (West German National Team), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1977)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 9 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing, dies at 71
  • Mar 11 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • Mar 19 Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)