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Historical Events Happened In March - 02

Saturday, 13 February 2016

1789  Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances on this day in history.  

1791  Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris on this day in history.  

1793  On March - 02 the birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader  

1793  On March - 02 sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)  

1793  Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist on this day in history.  

1797  Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79 on March - 02.  

1799  On this day in history congress standardizes US weights &measures  

1799  Congress standardizes US weights & measures on March - 02.  

1800  Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1807  On March - 02 congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808  

1808  On March - 02 the inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.  

1810  Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903) on this day in history.  

1813  George Alexander Macfarren, composer on March - 02.  

1815  On this day in history signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.  

1815  Antonio Buzzolla, composer on March - 02.  

1817  On March - 02 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn  

1817  Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda) on this day in history.  

1819  On March - 02 territory of Arkansas organized  

1819  US passed its first immigration law on March - 02.  

1820  Multatuli, writer on March - 02.  

1822  On March - 02 christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40  

1824  Interstate commerce comes under federal control on March - 02.  

1824  On March - 02 bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)  

1825  On this day in history 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC  

1828  Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879 on this day in history.  

1829  New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston on March - 02.  

1829  Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist on this day in history.  

1831  John Frazee becomes the first US sculptor to receive a federal commission on March - 02.  

1831  On March - 02 john Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission  

1836  On March - 02 republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico  

1836  On March - 02 texas declares its independence from Mexico.  

1838  On March - 02 david Duffle Wood, composer  

1840  On March - 02 heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

1842  On March - 02 the Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver.  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1316  On March - 02 birth of robert II, the Steward, King of Scotland (1371-90)  

1409  On this day in history birth of john II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc  

1459  On this day in history birth of adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)  

1481  Franz von Sickingen, German knight was born on March - 02.  

1545  Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar was born on March - 02.  

1555  Ludovico Spontoni, composer was born on this day in history.  

1578  On March - 02 birth of george Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)  

1705  William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793) was born on March - 02.  

Famous Deaths In March - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  On this day in history death of lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (b. 795)  

0986  On March - 02 lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44  

1122  On this day in history floris II, the fat one, count of Holland, dies  

1127  Death of Charles, the Good, Count of Vlanderen, murdered on this day in history.  

1316  Death of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296) on March - 02.  

1333  On this day in history wladyslaw IV, the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland, dies  

1383  On this day in history amadeus VI, count of Savoy, dies  

1572  On this day in history death of mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil  

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