On This Day

March 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan

Historic Event

Mar 3 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder

Historic Invention

Mar 5 Nikola Tesla describes the process of the ball lightning formation in Electrical World and Engineer

  • Mar 6 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • Mar 12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

Historic Event

Mar 12 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

  • Mar 13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • Mar 14 In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the US Supreme Court finds the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; first case in T. Roosevelt's 'trust-busting' campaign
  • Mar 22 "Bailundo Revolt" ends after almost 2-years in Portuguese victory over Ovimbundu kingdom & allies
  • Mar 28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town

Birthdays in History

Dr. Seuss

Mar 2 Dr. Seuss [Theodor Geisel], American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

  • Mar 4 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • Mar 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)

Reinhard Heydrich

Mar 7 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

  • Mar 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

John Sirica

Mar 19 John Sirica, American federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

  • Mar 20 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, Mexican director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), born in El Seco Mexico (d. 1986)
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, American professor of comparative mythology (Mythic Image), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 5 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal and Chief of the German General Staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • Mar 24 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), dies at 71