March 1901 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Hawaii's first telegraph company opens
  • Mar 2 United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops
  • Mar 3 US Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
  • Mar 4 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-National Intelligencer)
  • Mar 4 Term of George H. White, last of post-Reconstruction US congressmen, ends

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as US president; Theodore Roosevelt serves as Vice President

Assassination Attempt

Mar 6 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

  • Mar 12 Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
  • Mar 14 Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with Great Britain in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria

Van Gogh Paintings Shown

Mar 17 At a show in Paris, 71 Vincent van Gogh's paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • Mar 17 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
  • Mar 25 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Mar 29 Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first parliamentary election

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Charles H. Goren 'Mr Bridge', American bridge master (26 US Titles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy-French poet (d. 1937)
  • Mar 5 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby), born in Gwoźnica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • Mar 16 Potti Sreeramulu, Indian revolutionary known as the Father of Andhra for conducting a 56 day hunger strike in support of a separate Telugu-speaking state, born in Nellore District, Madras, British India (d. 1952)

Eisaku SatōEisaku Satō (1901-1975)

Mar 17 Prime Minister of Japan (1963-72) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1974), born in Tabuse, Yamaguchi, Japan

  • Mar 18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • Mar 19 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, Dutch politician (1954 Nobel Peace Prize as High Commissioner for Refugees of the UN), born in Bussum, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Mar 19 Jo Mielziner, American set designer on Broadway (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • Mar 21 Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • Mar 22 Greta Kempton, Austrian born American artist (White House artist under Truman), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Mar 24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 25 Camilla Wedgwood, English anthropologist (Malekula: A Vanishing People in the New Hebrides), born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (d. 1955)
  • Mar 27 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), born in Madgeburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Mar 27 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel 1974), born in Tabuse, Japan (d. 1975)
  • Mar 29 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (The Tomb in the Rainforest), born in Muo, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Mar 29 Uuno Kailas, Finnish poet, born in Heinola, Finland (d. 1933)
  • Mar 30 Haj Ali Razmara, 33rd Prime Minister of Iran (1950-51), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1951)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 8 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician and industrialist (richest person in German Empire), dies at 64

Benjamin HarrisonBenjamin Harrison (1833-1901)

Mar 13 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

  • Mar 17 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69