March 1778 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay

Captain/Explorer James Cook
James Cook

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Mar 30 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841)
  • Mar 19 Edward Pakenham, British general (d. 1815)
  • Mar 31 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 7 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • Mar 13 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)