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 Premiere

Mar 23 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 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