On This Day

What Happened in March 1744

Historical Events

  • Mar 11 English auction house Sotheby's holds its first ever auction (of books) in London
  • Mar 15 French King Louis XV declares war on Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 13 David Allan, Scottish painter, born in Alloa, Scotland (d. 1796)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist
  • Mar 4 John Anstis, Garter King of Arms (b. 1669)