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Historical Events Happened In March - 02

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

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 March - 02.  

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

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

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

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

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

1800  On this day in history christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86  

1807  Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808 on this day in history.  


1808  The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh on this day in history.  

1810  Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903) on March - 02.  

1813  George Alexander Macfarren, composer on March - 02.  

1815  Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King on March - 02.  

1815  On March - 02 antonio Buzzolla, composer  

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

1817  On March - 02 janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)  

1819  Territory of Arkansas organized on March - 02.  

1819  On March - 02 uS passed its first immigration law  

1820  On March - 02 multatuli, writer  

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

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

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  Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), died in 1879 on March - 02.  

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 March - 02.  

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 March - 02 republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico  

1836  On this day in history texas declares its independence from Mexico.  

1838  David Duffle Wood, composer on this day in history.  

1840  Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 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 March - 02 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 this day in history.  

1545  Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar was born on this day in history.  

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

1578  George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644) was born on this day in history.  

1705  William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In March - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  Death of Lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (b. 795) on March - 02.  

0986  Lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44 on March - 02.  

1122  On March - 02 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 this day in history.  

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

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.  


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