Historical Events in March 1842

  • Mar 2 4th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard Gaylad wins
  • Mar 3 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
  • Mar 3 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony
  • Mar 5 Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mar 17 Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
  • Mar 30 Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)