March 1831 in History

Events in History


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Mar 1 Lord John Russell introduces the Reform Bill in the British House of Commons on the government's behalf to revamp the electoral system of England and Wales and increase the franchise

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell
  • Mar 2 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission
  • Mar 6 Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy
  • Mar 10 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
  • Mar 19 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000)
  • Mar 29 Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.
  • Mar 31 Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends
  • Mar 31 Quebec & Montreal incorporated

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 3 George M Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
  • Mar 6 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (Home Mission)
  • Mar 6 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 7 John Bratton, [Old Reliable], US physician/Confederate Brig Gen
  • Mar 12 Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
  • Mar 15 Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 15 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • Mar 20 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman (d. 1881)
  • Mar 23 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • Mar 29 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • Mar 31 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist

Deaths in History

  • Mar 9 Friedrich M Klinger, German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • Mar 26 Richard Allen, AME Church Bishop, dies at 71