March 1806 in History

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Events in History

  • Mar 29 Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • Mar 12 Jane Means Appleton Pierce, 1st lady (1853-57)
  • Mar 16 Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)
  • Mar 21 Benito Pablo Juarez, president of Mexico (1858-72), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Mar 28 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1861-66)
  • Mar 28 Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies