Historical Events For March - 02
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1789 On this day in history pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
1791 On March - 02 long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1793 The birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader on March - 02.
1793 Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history congress standardizes US weights & measures
1800 On March - 02 christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
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 On March - 02 leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
1813 George Alexander Macfarren, composer on this day in history.
1815 Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King on March - 02.
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 On March - 02 uS passed its first immigration law
1820 Multatuli, writer on March - 02.
1822 Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.
1824 On March - 02 interstate commerce comes under federal control
1824 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau) on this day in history.
1825 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC on this day in history.
1828 Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879 on March - 02.
1829 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston on March - 02.
1829 On this day in history carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist
1831 John Frazee becomes the first US sculptor to receive a federal commission on this day in history.
1831 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission on this day in history.
1836 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico on this day in history.
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 The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver on March - 02.