What Happened in March 1780

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Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
  • Mar 26 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-general of Neth Indies (1826-30)
  • Mar 10 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • Mar 17 Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
  • Mar 18 Milos Obrenovic, Leader of The Second Serbian Uprising and Prince of Serbia (d. 1860)
  • Mar 27 August L Crelle, German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 20 Sir Benjamin Truman - English brewer (b. 1699/1700)
  • Mar 26 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg (b. 1713)