On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1804

  • Mar 8 Alvan Clark, American astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, the largest telescope in the world at the time, born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Mar 14 Johann Strauss the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March), born in Leopoldstadt, Austria (d. 1849)
  • Mar 17 James Bridger, American scout, fur trader and mountain man par excellence, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1881)
  • Mar 20 Neal Dow, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1897)
  • Mar 30 Salomon Sulzer, composer