Historical Events in March 1868

  • Mar 2 University of Illinois opens
  • Mar 4 30th Grand National: Mr George Ede aboard The Lamb IRE wins
  • Mar 5 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 5 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
  • Mar 5 US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson
  • Mar 9 The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 12 Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa (later renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho)
  • Mar 12 US Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
  • Mar 12 Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Mar 13 Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Mar 17 Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued

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Mar 20 Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Mar 21 1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC
  • Mar 23 University of California founded (Oakland California)
  • Mar 24 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
  • Mar 27 The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
  • Mar 31 Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China