What Happened in March 1802

Historical Events

  • 16th Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
  • 16th US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
  • 25th France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens
  • 27th Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
  • 28th Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.

Famous Birthdays

  • 16th George Archibald McCall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 24th Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP

Famous Deaths

  • 7th Johann Georg Witthauer, composer, dies at 50
  • 29th Frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51