What Happened in March 1843

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 5th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard Vanguard wins
  • Mar 3 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
  • Mar 7 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
  • Mar 14 Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
  • Mar 5 William F Sudds, composer
  • Mar 6 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer
  • Mar 8 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer
  • Mar 18 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 16 Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
  • Mar 21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)