On This Day

What Happened in March 1640

Historical Events

  • Mar 9 Pierre Corneilles "Horace" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 18 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 Guillaume van Messaus, composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 17 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies