On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1687

Historical Events

  • Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men

Famous Deaths

  • RenĂ©-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, French explorer (Louisiana), killed by his men at 43
1687 Highlights

About March 19, 1687

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 333 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces