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Historical Events Happened In March - 02

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1789  Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances on this day in history.  

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

1793  On this day in history the birth of Sam Houston, Texan leader  

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  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  On this day in history congress standardizes US weights & measures  

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  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 this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history george Alexander Macfarren, composer  

1815  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1817  Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda) on this day in history.  

1819  Territory of Arkansas organized on this day in history.  

1819  US passed its first immigration law on this day in history.  

1820  Multatuli, writer on this day in history.  

1822  On this day in history christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40  

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

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 this day in history.  

1829  New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston on this day in history.  

1829  Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 Birthdays In March - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1316  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)  

1481  On this day in history birth of franz von Sickingen, German knight  

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

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

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  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.