What Happened in March 1838

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 6 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 8 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
  • Mar 2 David Duffle Wood, composer
  • Mar 3 George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit)
  • Mar 4 Paul LacĂ´me, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • Mar 12 William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye)
  • Mar 15 Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land)
  • Mar 15 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
  • Mar 18 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter
  • Mar 18 Randal Cremer, Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903)
  • Mar 31 Leon Dierx, French poet

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 16 Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer/navigation expert, dies at 64
  • Mar 22 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • Mar 24 Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72