What Happened in March 1819

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Territory of Arkansas organized
  • Mar 2 US passed its 1st immigration law

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Charles Oberthur, composer
  • Mar 11 Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 11 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • Mar 19 David Henry Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (d. 1891)
  • Mar 22 William Wirt Adams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Mar 26 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer
  • Mar 26 Louise Otto, German author/feminist
  • Mar 28 Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891)
  • Mar 29 Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well
  • Mar 29 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations)
  • Mar 31 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsf├╝rst, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (b. 1739)
  • Mar 9 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 10 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • Mar 16 Nicolas Sejan, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 August v Kotzebue, writer, dies