March 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traian Vuia tested in France
  • Mar 6 Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Mar 6 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mar 7 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • Mar 10 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • Mar 10 Europe's worst mining accident when a coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • Mar 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast

Rolls Royce Ltd

Mar 15 Britons Henry Rolls, Charles Royce and Claude Johnson formalize their existing partnership as Rolls Royce Ltd

  • Mar 17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

Captain Brassbound's Conversion

Mar 20 George Bernard Shaw's play "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

  • Mar 24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Great Britain rules 1/5th of the world
  • Mar 27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 31 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is founded to set rules in amateur sports; becomes the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer and professor (Swedish Academy, Agadir), born in Perstrop, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • Mar 3 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, Indian journalist and diplomat (The Problem with India), born in Madras, British India (d. 1996)
  • Mar 4 Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr., American businessman (President of Walgreens), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Mar 4 Georges Ronsse, Belgian road cyclist (UCI Road World C'ship 1928, 29), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Mar 4 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 11 Zino Davidoff, Ukrainian businessman, born in Novhorod-Siversky, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • Mar 16 Francisco Ayala, Spanish writer, born in Granada, Spain (d. 2009)
  • Mar 17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18 Roy L. Johnson, American admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean, commanded Seventh Fleet 1960s), born n Eunice, Louisiana (d. 1999)

Adolf EichmannAdolf Eichmann (1906-1962)

Mar 19 German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), born in Solingen, German Empire

  • Mar 20 Abraham Beame, American politician (Mayor of New York City, 1974-44, 1st Jewish mayor), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • Mar 20 Pavel Parenago, Soviet scientist and astronomer (stellar astronomy), born in Krasnodar, Russia (d. 1960)
  • Mar 21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman (Thai silk industry), born in Greenville, Delaware (d. 1967)
  • Mar 21 John D. Rockefeller III, American oil billionaire and philanthropist, born in New York City (d. 1978)

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor (1906-1990)

Mar 25 English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), born in Southport, England

  • Mar 25 John Howard Pyle, American politician (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), born in Sheridan, Wyoming, (d. 1987)
  • Mar 26 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist, dies at 73
  • Mar 1 Moritz Heyne, German germanist (Beowulf), dies at 68
  • Mar 4 John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
  • Mar 10 Eugen Richter, German politician (Liberal), dies at 67

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

Mar 13 American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, dies of pneumonia at 86

  • Mar 15 Alfred Gilpin Jones, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • Mar 29 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • Mar 30 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, dies at 73