March 1774 in History

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Events in History


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Mar 4 First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel

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Mar 5 John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • Mar 7 British close port of Boston to all commerce
  • Mar 25 British Parliament passes Boston Port Bill
  • Mar 28 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 16 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)