On This Day

What Happened in March 1584

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh

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)

Person of interestIvan the Terrible

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

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible