What Happened in March 1806

Historical Events

  • Mar 29 Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • Mar 9 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • Mar 12 Jane Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady (1853-57)
  • Mar 16 Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)
  • Mar 21 Benito Pablo Juarez, president of Mexico (1858-72), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Mar 26 Josef Slavik, composer
  • Mar 28 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1861-66)
  • Mar 28 Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 16 Giuseppe Colla, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • Mar 23 George Pinto, English composer, dies at 20