On This Day

What Happened in March 1653

Historical Events

  • Mar 14 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 25 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", born in La Flèche, France (d. 1716)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 17 Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
  • Mar 23 Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (Dunes Monte Christo), dies at about 48