Historical Events in March 1831

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Mar 6 Edgar Allen 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