On This Day

March 1914 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • Mar 1 The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • Mar 7 Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
  • Mar 9 Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 US Senator albert fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"

US Senator Albert B. Fall
US Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Mar 10 Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • Mar 14 Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
  • Mar 18 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen, China
  • Mar 20 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
  • Mar 21 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
  • Mar 21 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
  • Mar 22 The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline
  • Mar 27 1st successful non-direct blood transfusion is performed by Dr. Albert Hustin in Brussels

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Archibald J Gumede, South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
  • Mar 1 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast), born in Oklahoma City (d. 1994)
  • Mar 4 Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
  • Mar 7 Morton DaCosta, director (Island of Love, Music Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 8 Jacob B. Bakema, Dutch modernist architect (St Louis Missouri), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Mar 8 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1987)
  • Mar 13 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, born in Cardiff (d. 1995)
  • Mar 13 Edward O'Hare, American naval aviator of the U.S. Navy, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • Mar 13 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (Who Has Seen the Wind?), born in Weyburn, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Mar 14 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier
  • Mar 15 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 James Pack, naval officer museum curator
  • Mar 19 Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

Person of interestJiang Qing

Mar 19 Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong, born in Zhucheng, Shandong, China (d. 1991)

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • Mar 20 William Baddeley, rector (St James's Piccadilly)
  • Mar 21 Herman Siles Zuazo, politician
  • Mar 22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • Mar 22 Masao Maruyama, social scientist
  • Mar 25 Marthe Robert, essayist/translator
  • Mar 25 Norman E Borlaug, US agriculture scientist (Nobel 1970)
  • Mar 26 Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral

Person of interestWilliam Westmoreland

Mar 26 William Westmoreland, American general (commander of American forces in the Vietnam War, 1964-68), born in Saxon, South Carolina (d. 2005)

  • Mar 26 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (Closely Observed Trains), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Mar 28 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 Dick Norris, Australian entomologist, born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2003)
  • Mar 29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)
  • Mar 31 Octavio Paz, Mexican writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, dies at 63

Person of interestGeorge Westinghouse

Mar 12 George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur, engineer (Westinghouse Electric) and pioneer of the electrical industry,, dies at 67

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • Mar 16 Gaston Calmette, editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
  • Mar 16 John Murray, piloted HMS Challenger to Christmas Island, dies
  • Mar 16 Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • Mar 23 Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

Person of interestFrederic Mistral

Mar 25 Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • Mar 31 Christian Morgenstern, German poet (Ich und die Welt), dies at 42