What Happened in March 1832

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.

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Mar 22 British Parliament passes Lord John Russell's 1832 Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales and increasing the electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell

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Mar 24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer
  • Mar 7 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Mar 10 William Henry Penrose, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Mar 11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • Mar 11 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 12 Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts
  • Mar 13 Alberto Randegger, composer
  • Mar 16 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • Mar 17 Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • Mar 17 Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar (b. 1790)
  • Mar 10 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau, German/Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 22 J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Vaclav Vilem Wurfel, composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77