Mar 5 Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. The massacre galvanized anti-British feelings.
Mar 2 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
Mar 13 Daniel Lambert, England, giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)
Mar 20 Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)