On This Day

What Happened in March 1754

Historical Events

  • Mar 8 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Thomas Pelham-Holles becomes British Prime Minister on the death of his brother Henry Pelham

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Benjamin Waterhouse, physician co-founder of Harvard Medical School (smallpox vaccine pioneer), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1846)
  • Mar 4 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer
  • Mar 15 Silvestro Palma, Italian composer, born in Barano d'Ischia, Italy (d. 1834)
  • Mar 17 Madame Roland [Marie-Jeanne Phlippon], French revolutionary (member of the Girondist faction), born in Paris, France (d. 1793)
  • Mar 23 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHenry Pelham

Mar 6 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, dies at about 57

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • Mar 8 Don Jose de Carvajal bon Lancaster, Sp min of Foreign affairs, dies
  • Mar 23 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)