March 1909 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 1st US university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota
  • Mar 2 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • Mar 4 US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds

Historic Event

Mar 4 William Howard Taft inaugrated as 27th US President during 10" snowstorm

Theater Premiere

Mar 6 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Griselda" premieres in Vienna

  • Mar 12 Alarmed over increasing German naval strength, Parliament passes a new naval appropriations bill
  • Mar 14 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
  • Mar 18 Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
  • Mar 18 Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria
  • Mar 21 Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy
  • Mar 26 August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm
  • Mar 26 In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
  • Mar 30 New York's Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
  • Mar 31 In a diplomatic note to Austria, Serbia recognizes the Bosnian annexation and promises to maintain friendly relations with Austria

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Robert Selby Taylor, bishop
  • Mar 3 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician
  • Mar 3 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Mar 4 Harry B. Helmsley, American billionaire real estate developer (purchased Empire State Building, 1961), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 5 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)
  • Mar 6 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian statesman and nationalist, born in Ikenne, British Nigeria (d. 1987)
  • Mar 7 Greta Schoon, German poet, born in Spetzerfehn (d. 1991)
  • Mar 7 Leo Malet, French crime novelist (Nestor Burma novels), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1996)
  • Mar 8 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • Mar 9 Derk Bodde, American sinologist and historian of China, born in Marshfield, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Mar 10 Gerard Croiset, Dutch parapsychologist, born in Laren, Netherlands
  • Mar 13 Gilbert Inglefield, British architect and Mayor of London (1967-68) (d. 1991)
  • Mar 14 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Reilly, British diplomat, born in Ootacamund, India
  • Mar 18 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
  • Mar 22 Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian author (The Tin Flute, Street of Riches), born in St. Boniface, Manitoba (d. 1973)

Clyde BarrowClyde Barrow (1909-1934)

Mar 24 American bank robber and outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), born in Ellis County, Texas

  • Mar 27 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • Mar 28 Nelson Algren, American novelist (Man with the Golden Arm), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1981)
  • Mar 29 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)
  • Mar 31 Pieter Jongeling, Dutch author (under Piet Prins) and politician
  • Mar 31 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator

Deaths in History

  • Mar 12 Joe Petrosino, NYPD lieutenant (b. 1860)
  • Mar 16 George Thorndike Angell, American lawyer and advocate for the humane treatment of animals (ASPCA), dies at 85
  • Mar 24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), dies at 37