On This Day

What Happened in March 1740

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • Mar 19 Johann Georg Roser, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist
  • Mar 24 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)