March 1903 in History

Events in History


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Mar 2 Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • Mar 3 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
  • Mar 5 Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn up
  • Mar 10 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
  • Mar 13 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles
  • Mar 14 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida
  • Mar 14 WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 18 Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
  • Mar 22 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

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Mar 22 US Anthracite Coal Commission, set up by President Theodore Roosevelt, submits its recommendations for shorter hours, a 10-per cent wage increase, and an 'open shop'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Mar 23 The Wright brothers 1st file a patent for a flying machine, which is granted 3 years later
  • Mar 25 Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, is founded.
  • Mar 26 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
  • Mar 31 Richard Pearse flies a monoplane several hundred yards in New Zealand

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Gilbert Adrian, [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
  • Mar 3 Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • Mar 4 William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • Mar 4 John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • Mar 6 Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Schiff, American owner and publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian, born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 1989)

Person of interestJames Franklin Hyde

Mar 11 James Franklin Hyde, American inventor who created silica, born in Solvay, New York (d. 1999)

  • Mar 14 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
  • Mar 14 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • Mar 16 Mike Mansfield, (Sen-D-Mont) majority whip
  • Mar 19 Benjamin M Telders, president of Dutch Liberal States Party
  • Mar 19 James Bullock, colliery manager
  • Mar 22 James S Russell, US pilot/admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 22 Jochen Klepper, writer
  • Mar 24 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • Mar 24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • Mar 25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • Mar 30 Sol C Siegel, American producer (High Society, Gentlemen prefer blondes)
  • Mar 30 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • Mar 5 George Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (b. 1854)
  • Mar 13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, dies at 88
  • Mar 14 Johannes H Weissenbruch, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 88
  • Mar 16 Roy Bean, American jurist
  • Mar 30 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67