On This Day

What Happened in March 1748

Historical Events

  • Mar 19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize North American colonies

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 William Shield, composer
  • Mar 5 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • Mar 8 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1806)
  • Mar 10 John Playfair, Scottish clergyman, geologist and mathematician, born in Benvie, Scotland (d. 1819)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)
  • Mar 23 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, dies at 63