On This Day

What Happened in March 1759

Historical Events

  • Mar 13 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
  • Mar 22 Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 11 John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)