Today in History for March 1868

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 16 of 16

2nd - University of Illinois opens
5th - Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele," premieres in Milan
5th - Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
5th - US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson
9th - The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris
12th - Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa (later renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho)
12th - US Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
12th - Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
13th - Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial
17th - Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
20th - Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000
21st - 1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 23rd - University of California founded (Oakland California)
24th - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
27th - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
31st - Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15

3rd - Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
5th - Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
15th - Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
20th - Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
22nd - Hamish MacCunn, composer
22nd - Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
Physicist Robert A. MillikanPhysicist Robert A. Millikan (22nd) 22nd - Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923)
23rd - Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
25th - Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
26th - Fuad I, king of Egypt (1922-36)
27th - Patty Smith Hill, author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)
28th - Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter
28th - Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire, Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths)
28th - Wojciech Gawronski, composer
Playwright & Author Maxim GorkyPlaywright & Author Maxim Gorky (28th) 31st - Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - Carl Eberwein, composer, dies at 81
4th - Jesse Chisholm, American pioneer of the Chisholm Trail (b. 1805)
28th - James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70

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