March 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie

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Mar 5 Abolitionists establish "Crispus Attucks Day" in Boston

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks
  • Mar 9 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox

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Mar 14 Ellen G. White receives a vision while attending a funeral service in Lovett's Grove, near Bowling Green, Ohio

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • Mar 18 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
  • Mar 23 Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
  • Mar 30 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 13 Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • Mar 15 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

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Mar 4 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)