On This Day

What Happened in March 1739

Historical Events

  • Mar 20 Iranian ruler Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • Mar 16 George Clymer, American merchant (signed US Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
  • Mar 19 Charles-Fran├žois Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)
  • Mar 20 Eligio Celestino, composer