What Happened in March 1820

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there.
  • Mar 5 Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays
  • Mar 9 -11) Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die
  • Mar 15 Maine admitted as 23rd state of the Union
  • Mar 25 Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 George Davis, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1896)
  • Mar 1 Richard Redhead, composer
  • Mar 2 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), born in Amsterdam (d. 1887)
  • Mar 4 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (d. 1856)
  • Mar 6 Horatio Gouverneur Wright, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Mar 7 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer
  • Mar 9 Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1893)
  • Mar 13 Louis Herbert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1878)

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • Mar 17 Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Mar 17 Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
  • Mar 20 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania
  • Mar 20 Susan B. Anthony, reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, born in Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • Mar 21 Frank Mori, English composer, born in London (d. 1873)
  • Mar 24 A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)
  • Mar 24 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • Mar 25 Xavier F M G, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope (in Rome)
  • Mar 30 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 11 Benjamin West, British painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81
  • Mar 15 Clemens Maria Hofbauer, patron saint of Vienna (b. 1751
  • Mar 22 Stephen Decatur, killed in a duel with Com James Barron at 41
  • Mar 26 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer, dies at 71