What Happened in March 1789

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Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

AgreementConstitution of the United States

Mar 4 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Benjamin Banneker and Pierre Charles L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, D.C.

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Pavel P Gagarin, Russ monarch
  • Mar 17 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England (d. 1833)