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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  

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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.  

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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  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 March - 02 birth of thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar  

1555  On March - 02 birth of ludovico Spontoni, composer  

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

1705  On March - 02 birth of william Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)  

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

1127  On this day in history death of charles, the Good, Count of Vlanderen, murdered  

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 March - 02.  

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

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

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