What Happened in March 1750

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 5 1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • Mar 16 Caroline Herschel, German astronomer, (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)
  • Mar 23 Johannes Matthias Sperger, Austrian double bassist and composer, born in Feldsberg, Lower Austria (now Valtice, Czech Republic) (d. 1812)
  • Mar 28 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • Mar 30 John Stafford Smith, British organist and composer ("The Anacreontic Song", later used for American national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner"), baptized in London, England (d. 1836)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52