Historical Events For March - 02
Thursday, 24 August 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 On March - 02 the birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader
1793 On this day in history sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)
1793 On March - 02 carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
1797 On this day in history horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79
1799 Congress standardizes US weights &measures on this day in history.
1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures on this day in history.
1800 On March - 02 christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
1807 Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808 on March - 02.
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 On March - 02 leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
1813 On March - 02 george Alexander Macfarren, composer
1815 On March - 02 signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
1815 On this day in history antonio Buzzolla, composer
1817 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn on March - 02.
1817 On this day in history janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
1819 On March - 02 territory of Arkansas organized
1819 On March - 02 uS passed its first immigration law
1820 On March - 02 multatuli, writer
1822 On this day in history christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
1824 On this day in history interstate commerce comes under federal control
1824 On this day in history bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
1825 On March - 02 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
1828 On this day in history jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879
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 March - 02.
1836 On March - 02 republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1836 Texas declares its independence from Mexico on this day in history.
1838 On March - 02 david Duffle Wood, composer
1840 Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1842 The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool England is won by Gaylad, ridden by Tom Olliver on this day in history.