On This Day

What Happened in March 1668

Historical Events

  • Mar 26 England takes control of Bombay, India

Historic Event

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

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