March 1782 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 8 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
  • Mar 23 "Les Liaisons dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is published by Durand Neveu
  • Mar 27 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Hart Benton, (rep), "Old Bullion"

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 18 John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1825-32), born in Abbeville, South Carolina (d. 1850)

Politician John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun
  • Mar 24 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • Mar 25 Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839) and sister of Napoleon

Deaths in History

  • Mar 17 Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700)