On This Day

What Happened in March 1689

Historical Events

  • Mar 9 Thomas Shadwell appointed second English Poet Laureate by William and Mary after John Dryden refuses to swear The Oath allegiance
  • Mar 12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • Mar 16 The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded. In 2004 it merged with the Royal Regiment of Wales to form the Royal Welsh Regiment.

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)