On This Day

What Happened in March 1651

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
  • Mar 31 Great earthquake at Cuzco, Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 John Baron Somers, English Whig, William III's chief minister (1696-1700), born in Whiteladies, Claines, England (d. 1716)
  • Mar 16 Zaccaria Tevo, Italian composer, born in Piove di Sacco
  • Mar 31 Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)