March 1838 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 6 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 8 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest
  • Mar 3 George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit)
  • Mar 12 William Perkin, inventor (1st artificial dye)
  • Mar 15 Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land)
  • Mar 18 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter
  • Mar 18 Randal Cremer, Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903)
  • Mar 31 Leon Dierx, French poet

Deaths in History

  • Mar 16 Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer/navigation expert, dies at 64
  • Mar 22 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73