March 1885 in history

March 1885 events chronologically

Mar 2 Sino-French War: French victory in the Battle of Hoa Moc near Tuyen Quang, northern Vietnam
Mar 3 The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York
Mar 12 Tonkin Campaign: France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh
Mar 14 The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London
Mar 19 Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion
Mar 23 Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Phu Lam Tao near Hung Hoa, northern Vietnam
Mar 24 Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin–Guangxi border

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1885

Mar 7 John Tovey 1st Baron Tovey a Royal Navy officer. During the First World War he commanded the destroyer HMS Onslow at the Battle of Jutland and then commanded the destroyer HMS Ursa at the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight. During the Second World War he initially served as Second-in-Command of the Mediterranean Fleet in which role he commanded the Mediterranean Fleet's Light Forces. He then served as Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet and was responsible for orchestrating the pursuit and destruction of the Bismarck. After that he became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore with responsibility for controlling the east coast convoys and organising minesweeping operations
Mar 10 Tamara Karsavina None
Mar 11 Malcolm Campbell an English racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called Blue Bird. His son, Donald Campbell, carried on the family tradition by holding both land speed and water speed records
Mar 17 Ralph Rose an American track and field athlete. He was born in Healdsburg, California
Mar 25 Mateiu Caragiale a Romanian poet and prose writer, best known for his novel Craii de Curtea-Veche, which portrays the milieu of boyar descendants before and after World War Caragiale's style, associated with Symbolism, the Decadent movement of the fin de siècle, and early modernism, was an original element in the Romanian literature of the interwar period. In other late contributions, Caragiale pioneered detective fiction locally, but there is disagreement over whether his work in the field produced a complete narrative or just fragments. The scarcity of writings he left is contrasted by their critical acclaim and a large, mostly posthumous, following, commonly known as mateists
Mar 29 Dezső Kosztolányi a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.
Mar 31 Pascin a painter born of Italian Serbian mother and Spanish Jewish father, in Principality of Bulgaria. Pascin was educated in Vienna before he moved to Munich, Germany, where he attended art school in 1903. To avoid service in the Bulgarian army, at the outbreak of World War I Pascin traveled for a time in the United States, spending most of his time in the South. He is best known as a painter in Paris, where he was strongly identified with the Modernist movement and the artistic circles of Montparnasse. Having struggled with depression and alcoholism, he committed suicide at the age of 45

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1885

Mar 2 Joseph Alfred Serret a French mathematician who was born in Paris, France, and died in Versailles, France.
Mar 13 Titian Peale a noted American artist, naturalist, entomologist and photographer. He was the sixteenth child and youngest son of noted American naturalist Charles Willson Peale. He is sometimes referred to as Titian Ramsey Peale II to distinguish him from his older brother with the same name who was a favorite of their father and who died at age 18 in 1798
Mar 14 Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs a German pathologist born in Aurich.
Mar 24 Ernest Goüin a French civil engineer and industrialist.
Mar 24 Alfred Enneper a German mathematician. Enneper earned his PhD from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 1856, under the supervision of Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, for his dissertation about functions with complex arguments. After his habilitation in 1859 in Göttingen, he was from 1870 on Professor at Göttingen
Mar 28 Ludvig Norman a Swedish composer, conductor, pianist, and music teacher. Together with Franz Berwald and Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, he ranks among the most important Swedish symphonists of the 19th century
Mar 31 Franz Abt a German composer and choral conductor. He composed roughly 3,000 individual works mostly in the area of vocal music. Several of his songs were at one time universally sung, and have obtained a more or less permanent place in the popular repertory. During his lifetime, Abt was a renowned choral conductor and he spent much of the last three decades of his life working as a guest conductor with choirs throughout Europe and in the United States