March 1799 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Congress standardizes US weights & measures

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Mar 7 The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.
  • Mar 12 Austria declares war on France
  • Mar 19 Joseph Haydn's "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 26 Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine
  • Mar 28 NY State abolished slavery
  • Mar 29 New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 7 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • Mar 8 Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), (d. 1889)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1871)

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • Mar 20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • Mar 22 F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
  • Mar 28 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 29 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley

Deaths in History

  • Mar 28 Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders, Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55