On This Day

What Happened in March 1584

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Mar 25 English explorer Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 29 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general, born in Yorkshire (d. 1648)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 10 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)

Ivan the Terrible

Mar 28 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53 [O.S. 18 Mar]