What Happened in March 1831

Historical Events


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Mar 1 Lord John Russell introduces the Reform Bill in the British House of Commons on the government's behalf to revamp the electoral system of England and Wales and increase the franchise

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell
  • Mar 2 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

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Mar 6 Edgar Allan Poe removed from West Point military academy

  • Mar 6 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 10 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
  • Mar 19 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
  • Mar 29 Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.
  • Mar 31 Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends
  • Mar 31 Quebec & Montreal incorporated

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 3 George M Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
  • Mar 6 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (Home Mission)
  • Mar 6 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 7 John Bratton [Old Reliable], American physician and Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Winnsboro, South Carolina (d. 1898)
  • Mar 12 Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
  • Mar 14 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer
  • Mar 15 Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 15 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • Mar 20 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman (d. 1881)
  • Mar 23 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • Mar 29 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • Mar 31 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Georg Michael Telemann, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Friedrich M Klinger, German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 26 Richard Allen, AME Church Bishop, dies at 71