On This Day

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 Europe's worst mining accident when a coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • 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 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
  • Mar 15 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • Mar 17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
  • Mar 19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 George Bernard Shaw's "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/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Mar 3 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • Mar 4 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 4 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 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, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)

Person of interestAdolf Eichmann

Mar 19 Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), born in Solingen, German Empire (d. 1962)

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann
  • Mar 20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • Mar 20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • Mar 21 John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • Mar 21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman

Person of interestA. J. P. Taylor

Mar 25 A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), born in Southport, England (d. 1990)

Historian A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
A. J. P. Taylor
  • Mar 25 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55)
  • 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

Person of interestSusan B. Anthony

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

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • Mar 15 Alfred Gilpin Jones, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • 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