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Historical Events Happened In March - 02

Monday, 21 April 2014

1789  On this day in history pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances  

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

1793  The birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader on this day in history.  

1793  On this day in history sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)  

1793  On this day in history carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist  

1797  Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

1799  Congress standardizes US weights & measures on this day in history.  

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

1807  On this day in history congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808  

1808  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1815  On this day in history antonio Buzzolla, composer  

1817  On this day in history 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 this day in history territory of Arkansas organized  

1819  On this day in history uS passed its first immigration law  

1820  On this day in history multatuli, writer  

1822  Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1824  Interstate commerce comes under federal control on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history 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  On this day in history new England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston  

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 this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history john Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission  

1836  On this day in history republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico  

1836  Texas declares its independence from Mexico on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history david Duffle Wood, composer  

1840  On this day in history heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81  

1842  On this day in history the Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1316  Robert II, the Steward, King of Scotland (1371-90) was born on this day in history.  

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

1459  Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23) was born on this day in history.  

1481  Franz von Sickingen, German knight was born on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history birth of thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar  

1555  On this day in history birth of ludovico Spontoni, composer  

1578  On this day in history birth of george Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)  

1705  On this day in history birth of william Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)  

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 this day in history lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44  

1122  Floris II, the fat one, count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1333  Wladyslaw IV, the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1383  Amadeus VI, count of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil on this day in history.