March 1689 in History

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Events in History

  • Mar 9 Thomas Shadwell appointed second English Poet Laureate by William and Mary after John Dryden refuses to swear The Oath allegiance
  • Mar 12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland
  • Mar 14 Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
  • Mar 16 The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded. In 2004 it merged with the Royal Regiment of Wales to form the Royal Welsh Regiment.

Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)