Historical Events for March 1881
Events 1 - 12 of 12
4th - California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
4th - Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet," 1st case together
4th - James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
4th - South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
12th - Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
16th - Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
18th - Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (Madison Square Garden)
23rd - Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
23rd - Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
26th - Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
27th - Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
28th - Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey