March 1916 in history

March 1916 events chronologically

Mar 8 World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila
Mar 9 Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico
Mar 11 USS Nevada (BB-36) is commissioned as the first US Navy "super-dreadnought"
Mar 15 President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa
Mar 16 The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa
Mar 20 Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity
Mar 22 The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1916

Mar 4 Hans Eysenck a psychologist born in Germany, who spent his professional career in Great Britain. He is best remembered for his work on intelligence and personality, though he worked in a wide range of areas. At the time of his death, Eysenck was the living psychologist most frequently cited in science journals
Mar 11 Harold Wilson a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. He won four general elections, and is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms
Mar 13 Jacque Fresco an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco is self-taught and has worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design
Mar 16 Tsutomu Yamaguchi the only person to have been officially recognized by the government of Japan as surviving both explosions.
Mar 20 Pierre Messmer a French Gaullist politician. He served as Minister of Armies under Charles de Gaulle from 1960 to 1969 – the longest serving since Étienne François, duc de Choiseul under Louis XV – and then as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 1972 to 1974. A member of the French Foreign Legion, he was considered as one of the historical Gaullists, and died aged 91 in the military hospital of the Val-de-Grâce. He was elected a member of the Académie française in 1999
Mar 26 Christian B. Anfinsen an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation
Mar 29 Eugene McCarthy an American politician, poet, and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1916

Mar 2 Elisabeth of Wied the Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Carol I of Romania, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. Elisabeth was the aunt of William of Albania
Mar 4 Franz Marc a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of the German Expressionist movement. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter , a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it
Mar 12 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach an Austrian writer. Noted for her excellent psychological novels, she is regarded—together with Ferdinand von Saar—as one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century
Mar 19 Vasily Surikov the foremost Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects. His major pieces are among the best-known paintings in Russia
Mar 20 Ota Benga a Congolese man, an Mbuti pygmy known for being featured in an anthropology exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Louis, Missouri in 1904, and in a controversial human zoo exhibit in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. Benga had been freed from African slave traders by the explorer Samuel Phillips Verner, a businessman recruiting Africans for the Exposition. He traveled with Verner to the United States. At the Bronx Zoo, Benga had free run of the grounds before and after he was "exhibited" in the zoo's Monkey House. Except for a brief visit with Verner to Africa after the close of the Louis Fair, Benga lived in the United States, mostly in Virginia, for the rest of his life
Mar 24 Enrique Granados a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music. His music is in a uniquely Spanish style and, as such, is representative of musical nationalism
Mar 25 Ishi the last member of the Yahi, a group of the Yana of the U.S. state of California. Widely acclaimed in his time as the "last wild Indian" in America, Ishi lived most of his life completely outside modern culture. At about 49 years of age, in 1911, he emerged from "the wild" near Oroville, California, leaving his ancestral homeland, present-day Tehama County, near the foothills of Lassen Peak, known to Ishi as Wa ganu p'a