On This Day

What Happened in March 1743

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published in Boston
  • Mar 14 1st American town meeting is held in Boston's Faneuil Hall

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 23 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 8 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, German composer, born in Husum, Holstein, Germany (d. 1801)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 9 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, dies at 77