What Happened in March 1858

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie

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Mar 5 Abolitionists establish "Crispus Attucks Day" in Boston

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks
  • Mar 6 20th Grand National: William Archer aboard Little Charley wins
  • Mar 9 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
  • Mar 18 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
  • Mar 23 Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
  • Mar 30 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 7 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer
  • Mar 13 Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • Mar 15 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
  • Mar 18 Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • Mar 27 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer
  • Mar 30 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

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Mar 4 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)