What Happened in March 1781

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation

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Mar 13 William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel
  • Mar 15 Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses)
  • Mar 18 Charles Messier rediscovers global cluster M92

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)
  • Mar 11 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
  • Mar 12 Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Karl F Schinkel, German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)
  • Mar 17 Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies
  • Mar 17 Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
  • Mar 18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (b. 1727)