On This Day

What Happened in March 1733

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • Mar 15 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • Mar 23 Josiah Spode, English potter and founder of Spode pottery works, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1797)
  • Mar 24 Joseph Priestley, English, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen), born in Birstall, England (1804)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander, dies at 76