On This Day

What Happened in March 1681

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 4 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

  • Mar 21 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 24 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, born in Magdeburg, Prussia (now Germany) (d. 1767)
  • Mar 30 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 12 Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter, dies at 45