On This Day

What Happened in March 1345

Historical Events

  • Mar 16 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Mar 20 Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 25 Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 25 Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)