March 1858 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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)
  • Mar 18 Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)

Deaths in History

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)