March 1911 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri
  • Mar 4 Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • Mar 7 US sends 20,000 troops to Mexican border
  • Mar 7 Willis Farnsworth of Petaluma, California, patents coin-operated locker
  • Mar 13 The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
  • Mar 18 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
  • Mar 19 1st International Women's Day sees over 1 million men and women attend rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Issues discussed included women's right to vote and to hold public office, the right to work, to vocational training and an end to discrimination on the job.
  • Mar 20 Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 25 L. D. Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay
  • Mar 25 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory catches fire 145 die, all but 13 girls in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Mar 30 Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • Mar 6 Charles Frank, British theoretical physicist (work on crystal dislocations), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • Mar 8 Elsie Giorgi, American-Italian physician and humanitarian, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • Mar 12 Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Mexican politician (President of Mexico 1964-70), born in San Andrés Chalchicomula, Mexico (d. 1979)
  • Mar 13 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1986)
  • Mar 16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician and Prime Minister of Belgium (1965-66), born in Uccle, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • Mar 19 Kenneth Robinson, British politician (influential Minister of Health under Harold Wilson, reformed Health Service), born in Warrington, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 20 Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • Mar 24 Herman W. "Fritz" Liebert, American rare books scholar and librarian (Yale University), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • Mar 24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)

Jack RubyJack Ruby (1911-1967)

Mar 25 American nightclub owner who murdered assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Mar 25 Willy Anthoons, Belgium avant-garde sculptor (Mystic verheffing), born in Malines, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • Mar 26 Bernard Katz, German-born Australian biophysicist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1970), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 2003)

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams (1911-1983)

Mar 26 American playwright (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi

  • Mar 28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language, born in Lancaster (d. 1960)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist & physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jacob Maarten van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist and chemist, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • Mar 30 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), dies at 68