March 1794 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Richard Allen founded African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Mar 12 Theatre Royal in London's Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • Mar 22 Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
  • Mar 23 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
  • Mar 23 Lt-general Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland
  • Mar 27 The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
  • Mar 27 Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
  • Mar 28 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
  • Mar 28 Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • Mar 5 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • Mar 16 Ami BouĂ©, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
  • Mar 26 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
  • Mar 31 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Henri D count de Larochejacquelin, Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21

MurderMurder of Interest

Mar 28 Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • Mar 29 Marie-J-A-N C Condorcet, mathematician (Theory of Comets), dies at 50