On This Day

What Happened in March 1642

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Georgeana (York) in Maine becomes the 1st incorporated American city
  • Mar 9 English Queen Henriette Maria arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Abel Tasman is the 1st European to sight New Zealand, viewing the north-west coast of the South Island

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman
  • Mar 27 The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 21 Georg Schmezer, German composer and musician, born in Augsburg (d. 1697)