On This Day

What Happened in March 1736

Historical Events

  • Mar 31 Bellevue Hospital founded in a New York City almshouse - 1st public hospital in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 23 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 1785)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 16 Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
  • Mar 25 Nicholas Hawksmoor, English Baroque architect (known for his church architecture including the towers of Westminster Abbey), dies (b. 1661)
  • Mar 26 Georg Balthasar Schott, German composer, dies at 49