Historical Events in March 1873

  • Mar 1 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
  • Mar 3 US Congress & government retroactively raise own salaries
  • Mar 3 Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
  • Mar 22 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
  • Mar 27 34th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Disturbance wins