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March 1913 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 1First state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 David Beatty becomes Rear-Admiral Commanding the Royal Navy's 1st Battlecruiser Squadron

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

USAWoman Suffrage Procession

Mar 3 Woman suffrage procession through Washington, D.C. organized by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and led by Inez Milholland. Ida B. Wells marched with her Illinois delegation despite blacks being told to march in a separate section.
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Inez Milholland at the head of the Woman Suffrage Procession through Washington, DC
Inez Milholland at the head of the Woman Suffrage Procession through Washington, DC
  • Mar 4 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • Mar 4 US Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 8 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
  • Mar 8 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
  • Mar 10 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • Mar 12 Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
  • Mar 13 Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures

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Mar 14 John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Mar 14 South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
  • Mar 15 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Mar 15 Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
  • Mar 17 The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
  • Mar 18 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki
  • Mar 21 -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
  • Mar 24 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway, New York City
  • Mar 25 Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster
  • Mar 26 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
  • Mar 26 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
  • Mar 28 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Helmut Gernsheim, German photographer, collector and historian, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Mar 2 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • Mar 3 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • Mar 6 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • Mar 9 Gerarda Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (Partij van de Arbeid), born in Rotterdam (d. 1982)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gray, English professor & anaesthetist

Person of interestWilliam J. Casey

Mar 13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

CIA Director William J. Casey
CIA Director
William J. Casey
  • Mar 13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, born in Moscow (d. 2009) [NS]
  • Mar 13 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • Mar 18 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
  • Mar 18 William Hutchinson Murray, Scottish mountaineer and author, born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • Mar 21 George Ghita Ionescu, academic
  • Mar 21 Max Youngstein, American producer (United Artists), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • Mar 26 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • Mar 27 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer and an associate of Adolf Eichmann, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH), born in Garston, Liverpool (d. 2009)
  • Mar 29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
  • Mar 30 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
  • Mar 30 Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61

Person of interestHarriet Tubman

Mar 10 Harriet Tubman [Araminta Ross], American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • Mar 11 John Shaw Billings, American librarian & surgeon, dies at 74
  • Mar 17 Richard Montgomery Gano, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • Mar 18 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • Mar 20 Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
  • Mar 22 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

Mar 31 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and banker (General Electric, US Steel Corporation, AT&T), dies in his sleep at 75

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan