For the month of March, we are going to present you the most important historical events in Romania and worldwide:

  • On March 1, 1837, the Romanian writer Ion Creanga was born.
  • March 2, 1716: the work of Dimitrie Cantemir “Descriptio Moldaviae”, the first geographical monograph on Romanians, was written in Latin.
  • March 3, 1882: Birth of Ion Mihalache, a Roman politician, teacher, minister and president of the Peasant Party.
  • March 3, 1930: Birth of Ion Iliescu, Roman politician, who led the Romanian state into three ranks.
  • 4 March 1977: Heaviest earthquake in Romania with 7.2 degrees on the Richter scale, which claimed more than 1,500 victims.
  • March 4, 1882: Nicolae Titulescu, lawyer, diplomat and Roman politician was born.
  • March 5, 1889: In the Romanian Athenaeum, the first concert of the Orchestra of the Romanian Philharmonic took place. Today it is called the George Enescu Philharmonic.
  • March 6th: Inauguration, Dr. Petru Groza. Under Soviet military pressure, King Michael I has to accept the appointment of Petru Groza as Prime Minister.
  • March 8, 2014: The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 Kuala Lumpur and Beijing with 239 passengers flew aboard the radar over the Gulf of Thailand.
  • March 9, 2005: Three Romanian journalists were kidnapped in Iraq.
  • March 9, 2006: Laura Stoica dies after a car accident next to her husband, the drummer Cristian Margescu.
  • March 11, 2011: A 9-degree earthquake in the Pacific Ocean hit the east coast of Japan. The result was the so-called “Fukushima disaster”.
  • March 12, 1938 appears in Brasov on the initiative of George Baritiu, Gazeta de Transilvania – one of the first Romanian political newspaper in Transylvania.
  • March 13, 1907: Birth of Mircea Eliade, history novelist of the Romanian religions.
  • March 14, 1881: Parliament approved the law that turned Romania into a kingdom.
  • March 15, 1876: The newspaper Timpul opened the press office of the Conservative Party.
  • March 16, 1957: The Roman sculptor Constantin Brabcusi died.
  • March 17, 1941: Nicolae Titulescu died.
  • March 18, 1906: Traian Vuia launched the first flight over Europe with a heavy machine in the air.
  • March 19, 1965: Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej died as a communist leader of Romania.
  • March 20, 1990: In Targu Muresw, there are road disputes between Romanians and Hungarians, which could only be ended after the intervention of the army.
  • March 21, 2006: The social network Twitter was established.
  • March 22, 1995: Russian cosmonaut Valeri Poliacov returns to Earth after 438 days in space.
  • March 23, 1998: The movie “Titanic” collected no fewer than 11 Oscar trophies.
  • March 24, 1905: The famous French scientist Julles Verne dies.
  • March 26, 1953: The first vaccine against poliomyelitis was found.
  • March 27, 1918: By decision of the Council, the Union of Bessarabia was founded with Romania.
  • March 28: The Royal Romanian Constitution is promulgated by royal decree.
  • March 30, 1981: US President Ronald Reagan shot dead by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower (300.2 meters) was at that time the tallest building in the world.
  • March 31, 1933: Nichita Stanescu is born – one of the most prominent Romanian writers.