On This Day

Events in History in March 1883

  • Mar 3 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
  • Mar 16 Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman graduate of a pharmacy college
  • Mar 19 Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes
  • Mar 20 Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property
  • Mar 24 1st telephone call between NY & Chicago
  • Mar 31 Utrecht begins water pipe system