Historical Events in March 1857

  • Mar 3 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
  • Mar 4 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce aboard Emigrant wins

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Mar 6 Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott
  • Mar 7 Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 12 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

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Mar 23 Elisha Otis installs his 1st elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • Mar 25 Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse