Events by Month: March

Events by Month: March - Questions and Answers


A general knowledge quiz on historical events - each of which occurred on a different day in March. Check out some other months here:



Events by Month: March - Questions


1st March, Annually. The feast day of which 6th Century Welsh bishop (the patron saint of Wales) is celebrated?

2nd March, 1946. Which revolutionary was elected leader of North Vietnam, during its fight for independence from France?

3rd March, 1939. In Bombay (now Mumbai) which Indian independence leader began a hunger strike in protest against British rule?

4th March, 1519. Which Spanish conquistador landed in Mexico, in search of the Aztec empire and all of its wealth?

5th March, 1946. In a speech at Westminster College, Missouri, Winston Churchill coined which phrase to describe the barrier (from "Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic") between the capitalist west and the communist east of Europe?

6th March, 1836. The thirteen-day siege of which mission in modern-day San Antonio, Texas ends with the capture of the fort and death of the defendants, including frontiersman Davy Crockett?

7th March, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for which communications device?

8th March, 1957. Which important waterway is re-opened by Egypt following an international crisis the previous year?

9th March, 1776. Wealth of Nations is published - a groundbreaking work by which Scottish economist and philosopher?

10th March, 1629. Which English king dissolved parliament, beginning a 10-year period of personal rule and laying the foundations for the Civil War?

11th Marchh, 2011. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck which Asian nation, triggering a nuclear incident at the Fukushima power plant?

12th March, 1894. Which popular carbonated beverage is bottled and sold for the first time in the US State of Mississippi?

13th March, 1781. William Herschel discovers which gas giant planet of the outer solar system?

14th March, 1942. Orvan Hess and John Bumstead become the first doctors in the USA to successfully treat a patient with which now-common antibiotic?

15th March, 44BC. The Ides of March: which Roman general and consul was infamously assassinated on the floor of the Senate?

16th March, 2014. Which peninsula voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, in a referendum widely condemned as unfair by other nations?

17th March, 1992. A referendum to end which practice of segregation in South Africa passes with 68% of the vote?

18th March, 1944. Which infamous volcano erupts near to Naples, Italy, causing 26 deaths and the evacuation of thousands from their homes?

19th March, 2018. The last male northern white _____ dies, meaning the inevitable extinction for its species?

20th March, 1616. Which explorer and former courtier of Elizabeth I was released from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment? (He would be executed 2 years later)

21st March, 1935. Shah Reza Pahlavi requests the international community to call Persia by which native name? (It is derived from "Land of the Aryans")

22nd March, 1508. Which Italian explorer is appointed chief navigator of the Spanish Empire? (He would give his name to the Americas)

23rd March, 1933. The Enabling Act passes through the Reichstag, making which man the sole dictator of Germany?

24th March, 1989. The Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of which US State, spilling thousands of gallons of oil in one of history's largest environmental disasters?

25th March, 1306. Which famous warrior and independence leader became King of Scots?

26th March, 1830. Which religious book, proclaiming Americans as descendants of a long-lost Hebrew tribe, is published by the prophet Joseph Smith in Palmyra, New York?

27th March, 1871. The first international match in which sport is held, as Scotland defeated England in Edinburgh?

28th March, 1854. France and the UK declare war against Russia on the side of the Ottoman Empire, during which war for control of a Black Sea peninsula? 

29th March, 2017. The UK invoked Article 50, beginning the process of leaving which major political union?

30th March, 1867. The USA purchased Alaska from which country for a cost of around $4 per square-kilometre?

31st March, 1959. Which Buddhist leader crossed from Tibet into India seeking political asylum?


Events by Month: March - Answers


1st March, Annually. The feast day of which 6th Century Welsh bishop (the patron saint of Wales) is celebrated? St. David

2nd March, 1946. Which revolutionary was elected leader of North Vietnam, during its fight for independence from France? Ho Chí Minh

3rd March, 1939. In Bombay (now Mumbai) which Indian independence leader began a hunger strike in protest against British rule? Mohandas Gandhi

4th March, 1519. Which Spanish conquistador landed in Mexico, in search of the Aztec empire and all of its wealth? Hernán Cortés

5th March, 1946. In a speech at Westminster College, Missouri, Winston Churchill coined which phrase to describe the barrier (from "Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic") between the capitalist west and the communist east of Europe? Iron Curtain

6th March, 1836. The thirteen-day siege of which mission in modern-day San Antonio, Texas ends with the capture of the fort and death of the defendants, including frontiersman Davy Crockett? The Alamo

7th March, 1876Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for which communications device? Telephone

8th March, 1957. Which important waterway is re-opened by Egypt following an international crisis the previous year? Suez Canal

9th March, 1776. The Wealth of Nations is published - a groundbreaking work by which Scottish economist and philosopher? Adam Smith

10th March, 1629. Which English king dissolved parliament, beginning a 10-year period of personal rule and laying the foundations for the Civil War? Charles I

11th Marchh, 2011. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck which Asian nation, triggering a nuclear incident at the Fukushima power plant? Japan

12th March, 1894. Which popular carbonated beverage is bottled and sold for the first time in the US State of Mississippi? Coca-Cola

13th March, 1781. William Herschel discovers which gas giant planet of the outer solar system? Uranus

14th March, 1942. Orvan Hess and John Bumstead become the first doctors in the USA to successfully treat a patient with which now-common antibiotic? Penicillin

15th March, 44BC. The Ides of March: which Roman general and consul was infamously assassinated on the floor of the Senate? Gaius Julius Caesar

16th March, 2014. Which peninsula voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, in a referendum widely condemned as unfair by other nations? Crimea

17th March, 1992. A referendum to end which practice of segregation in South Africa passes with 68% of the vote? Apartheid

18th March, 1944. Which infamous volcano erupts near to Naples, Italy, causing 26 deaths and the evacuation of thousands from their homes? Mt. Vesuvius

19th March, 2018. The last male northern white _____ dies, meaning the inevitable extinction for its species? Rhino

20th March, 1616. Which explorer and former courtier of Elizabeth I was released from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment? (He would be executed 2 years later) Walter Raleigh

21st March, 1935. Shah Reza Pahlavi requests the international community to call Persia by which native name? (It is derived from "Land of the Aryans") Iran

22nd March, 1508. Which Italian explorer is appointed chief navigator of the Spanish Empire? (He would give his name to the Americas) Amerigo Vespucci

23rd March, 1933. The Enabling Act passes through the Reichstag, making which man the sole dictator of Germany? Adolf Hitler

24th March, 1989. The Exxon Valdez ran aground off the coast of which US State, spilling thousands of gallons of oil in one of history's largest environmental disasters? Alaska

25th March, 1306. Which famous warrior and independence leader became King of Scots? Robert the Bruce (Robert I)

26th March, 1830. Which religious book, proclaiming Americans as descendants of a long-lost Hebrew tribe, is published by the prophet Joseph Smith in Palmyra, New York? Book of Mormon 

27th March, 1871. The first international match in which sport is held, as Scotland defeated England in Edinburgh? Rugby Union

28th March, 1854. France and the UK declare war against Russia on the side of the Ottoman Empire, during which war for control of a Black Sea peninsula? Crimean War

29th March, 2017. The UK invoked Article 50, beginning the process of leaving which major political organisation? European Union

30th March, 1867. The USA purchased Alaska from which country for a cost of around $4 per square-kilometre? Russia (Then the Russian Empire)

31st March, 1959. Which Buddhist leader crossed from Tibet into India seeking political asylum? Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)





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