March 1908 in history

March 1908 events chronologically

Mar 4 The Collinwood school fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people
Mar 9 Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club
Mar 23 American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1908

Mar 5 Rex Harrison an English actor of stage and screen.
Mar 7 Anna Magnani an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo
Mar 14 Maurice Merleau-Ponty a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. The constitution of meaning in human experience was his main interest and he wrote on perception, art and politics. He was on the editorial board of Les Temps Modernes, the leftist magazine created by Jean-Paul Sartre in 1945
Mar 16 Robert Rossen an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades.
Mar 20 Michael Redgrave an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author.
Mar 25 David Lean an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai , Lawrence of Arabia , and Doctor Zhivago ; for perhaps the most highly regarded of all the adaptations of Dickens' novels, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist ; and for the renowned romantic drama Brief Encounter.
Mar 26 Franz Stangl an Austrian-born SS commandant of the Sobibór and Treblinka extermination camps during the Operation Reinhard phase of the Holocaust. He was arrested in Brazil in 1967, extradited and tried in West Germany for the mass murder of 900,000 people, and in 1970 was found guilty and sentenced to the maximum penalty, life imprisonment. He died of heart failure six months later

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1908

Mar 9 Henry Clifton Sorby an English microscopist and geologist. His major contribution was the development of techniques for studying iron and steel with microscopes. This paved the way for the mass-production of steel
Mar 11 Edmondo De Amicis an Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer. His best-known book is the children's novel Heart
Mar 11 Josef Hlávka a Czech architect, builder, philanthropist and founder of the oldest Czech foundation for sciences and arts.
Mar 19 Eduard Zeller a German philosopher and academic theologian of the Tübingen School of theology.
Mar 24 Spencer Cavendish 8th Duke of Devonshire a British statesman. He has the distinction of having served as leader of three political parties. He also declined to become Prime Minister on three occasions, not because he was not a serious politician but because the circumstances were never right
Mar 25 Durham Stevens an American diplomat and later an employee of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His shooting death at the hands of Korean American assassins Jang In-hwan and Jeon Myeong-un led to his being described as "the first victim of Korean terrorism"
Mar 29 Grigory Gershuni a Russian revolutionary and one of the founders of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party.