Historical Events In March - 02
Monday, 20 March 2023
1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances on March - 02.
1791 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris on March - 02.
1793 On March - 02 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 Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist on this day in history.
1797 Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1799 Congress standardizes US weights &measures on this day in history.
1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures on this day in history.
1800 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1807 On March - 02 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 March - 02.
1810 On March - 02 leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
1813 On this day in history george Alexander Macfarren, composer
1815 On March - 02 signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
1815 Antonio Buzzolla, composer on this day in history.
1817 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn on this day in history.
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 US passed its first immigration law on March - 02.
1820 Multatuli, writer on this day in history.
1822 On March - 02 christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
1824 Interstate commerce comes under federal control on this day in history.
1824 On March - 02 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 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 March - 02.
1836 On March - 02 republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1836 On this day in history texas declares its independence from Mexico.
1838 On March - 02 david Duffle Wood, composer
1840 Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 on March - 02.
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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