On This Day

What Happened in March 1668

Historical Events

  • Mar 26 England takes control of Bombay, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 19 Francesco Gasparini, Italian baroque composer (Ambleto; Missa Canonica), born in Camaiore, Lucca (now Italy) (d. 1727)
  • Mar 29 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1751)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 27 Clemens Thieme, German composer, dies at 36