March 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
  • Mar 5 Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
  • Mar 17 Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
  • Mar 30 Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
  • Mar 2 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • Mar 7 Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist
  • Mar 10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
  • Mar 18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • Mar 28 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)
  • Mar 30 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (34) weds Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro (20) in Montevideo

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Deaths in History

  • Mar 6 Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
  • Mar 13 Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761)
  • Mar 23 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Lamiel), dies at 59
  • Mar 30 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)