What Happened in March 1818

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Mar 16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Mar 18 Congress approves 1st pensions for government service

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • Mar 10 George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1867)
  • Mar 11 John Wilkins Whitfield, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Mar 12 John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 13 Albion Parris Howe, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 15 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • Mar 22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • Mar 23 Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • Mar 25 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Mar 27 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer
  • Mar 28 Wade Hampton, SC, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 23 Nicolas Isouard, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 25 Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (b. 1745)
  • Mar 28 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer, dies at 62