March 1907 in History

Events in History

South African History

Mar 2 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal

  • Mar 2 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 5 The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops
  • Mar 9 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 14 By Presidential order, Japanese laborers are excluded from entering the USA
  • Mar 15 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • Mar 19 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)
  • Mar 21 US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover
  • Mar 22 The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
  • Mar 24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published
  • Mar 31 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), born in Rantoul, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 3 Aar van de Werfhorst [pseudonym for Pieter Gerhardus Jansen], Dutch writer, born in Gronau, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Mar 3 Joy Finzi, British painter (Finzi Trust), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Mar 8 Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (1980-85), born in Sérrai, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • Mar 11 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, Greek heroine (subject of "Eleni" by son Nicholas Gage about how she saved her children) (d. 1948)
  • Mar 11 Helmuth James von Moltke, German jurist who opposed the Nazis (July 20th plot), born in Kreisau, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Mar 12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Albert Hughes Williams, historian (d. 1996)
  • Mar 13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • Mar 13 Maria Pia de Braganca, Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, born in Lisbon (d. 1995)
  • Mar 13 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1986) [O.S. 02-28]
  • Mar 17 Jean Van Houtte, Belgian politician (Prime Minister of Belgium, 1952-56; Finance Minister, 1950-52 and 1958-61), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen, Taiwanese-born Japanese Zen master and teacher (Rinzai line),born in Formosa (d. 1984)
  • Mar 22 Hugh Mitchell, American politician (Senator-D-Washington 1944-46, Rep-D-Washington 1949-63), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 1996)
  • Mar 22 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Mar 22 Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun who claimed to have witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima as a child (d. 2005) or born 28 March
  • Mar 23 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-Italian pharmacologist (1957 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine, discovered chemotherapeutic agents including antihistamines), born in Fleurier, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • Mar 24 Janet Harmon Bragg, American pilot (1st female black aviator to hold a commercial pilot's license), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1993) [1]
  • Mar 24 Lauris Norstad, American general (NATO commander) and CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1988)
  • Mar 24 Lydia Chukovskaya, Soviet writer and dissident (Andrei Sakharov Prize for Writer's Civic Courage), born in Helsingfors, Duchy of Finland (d. 1996)
  • Mar 24 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 26 Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and freedom fighter, born in Farrukhabad, British India (d. 1987)
  • Mar 28 Irving "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Mar 30 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 5 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • Mar 9 John Alexander Dowie, Scottish-American evangelist (founded the city of Zion, Illinois), dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Victoria Earle Matthews, American author and activist, dies at 45
  • Mar 11 Jean Casimir-Périer, French politician (President of France 1894-95), dies at 59
  • Mar 11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • Mar 18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American editor and writer (The Story of a Bad Boy), dies at 70
  • Mar 23 Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer and senator, dies at 79