On This Day

What Happened in March 1754

Historical Events

  • Mar 8 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Benjamin Waterhouse, American physician co-founder of Harvard Medical School, and smallpox vaccine pioneer,, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1846)
  • Mar 4 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, Flemish composer, baptized in Li├Ęge, Belgium (d. 1833)
  • 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

Henry Pelham

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

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