March 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • Mar 6 Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress
  • Mar 7 Boers beat British troops at Tweebosch, Transvaal
  • Mar 10 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
  • Mar 18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • Mar 20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • Mar 25 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • Mar 25 Irving W. Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • Mar 28 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Edward Condon, American nuclear physicist (pioneer in quantum mechanics, involved in Manhattan Project), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 1974)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, American politician, Senator from West Virginia (1958-85), born in Salem, West Virginia (d. 1998)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, American architect (US Embassy, New Delhi), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • Mar 9 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (Casa Luis Barragán; Pritzker Prize - 1980), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1988)
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • Mar 20 David Lasser, American science fiction magazine editor (Wonder Stores, 1930-33), writer (The Conquest of Space), and workers' rights activist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, American short story writer (mama's bank account), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, Scottish foreign correspondent (Spanish Civil War, WWII), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1996) [1]

Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971)

Mar 24 Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan

  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, Australian economist and public servant who helped develop the country's central banking system, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, born in Joigny, France (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Isaac Dignus France van de Putte, Dutch politician (Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 9 Hermann Allmers, German poet (Feldeinsamkeit), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German-American politician (Governor of Illinois, 1893-97), known for pardoning of Haymarket anarchists, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage, while delivering a speech, at 54
  • Mar 14 Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69

Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902)

Mar 26 British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), dies of heart failure at 48