On This Day

What Happened in March 1755

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
  • Mar 10 Philipp Christoph Kayser, German composer and pianist, born in Frankfurt (d. 1823)
  • Mar 12 Georges Couthon, French politician
  • Mar 14 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • Mar 24 Rufus King, American politician and framer of US constitution, born in Scarborough, Massachusetts (d. 1827)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)
  • Mar 24 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, dies at 72