On This Day

What Happened in March 1760

Historical Events

  • Mar 20 Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Fran├žois Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • Mar 2 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • Mar 27 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, born in Bozrah, Connecticut (d. 1832)
  • Mar 27 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Paris (d. 1842)
  • Mar 28 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1846)

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 5 Princess Carolina marries Gen Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, dies at 26