What Happened in March 1803

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Ohio becomes 17th state of the Union
  • Mar 3 1st impeachment trial of a US federal judge, John Pickering, begins
  • Mar 3 Col├ęgio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
  • Mar 19 Friedrich Schiller's "Die Braut von Messina" premieres in Weimar

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 22 Anthonie Waldrop, Dutch painter/lithographer

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 13 William Emes, English landscape architect (b. 1729 or 1730)
  • Mar 14 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet, dies at 78
  • Mar 17 Candido Jose Ruano, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 29 Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)