On This Day

What Happened in March 1740

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 25 Construction begins on evangelist George Whitefield's Bethesda Orphanage in Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • Mar 19 Johann Georg Roser, composer
  • Mar 24 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)