On This Day

What Happened in March 1751

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer

James Madison

Mar 16 James Madison, 4th US President (1809-17), born in Port Conway, Virginia (d. 1836)

  • Mar 29 Supply Belcher, American composer and singer (The Harmony of Maine), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 1836)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 20 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, dies at 44
  • Mar 21 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (b. 1706)
  • Mar 25 Frederick of Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), dies at 83