What Happened in March 1817

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn
  • Mar 3 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
  • Mar 8 The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • Mar 25 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • Mar 2 Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • Mar 4 Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)
  • Mar 5 Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
  • Mar 6 Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
  • Mar 19 Lewis Henry Little, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Mar 22 Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Mar 24 Aime Maillart, composer
  • Mar 26 Herman Haupt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Mar 27 Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891)
  • Mar 28 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer
  • Mar 29 Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 18 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67