On This Day

What Happened in March 1756

Historical Events

  • Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day is first celebrated in NYC at the Crown & Thistle Tavern

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • Mar 4 Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (portrait painter of George IV), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1823)
  • Mar 5 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • Mar 18 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1788)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 13 Johann Melchior Conradi, German composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, dies at 57