On This Day

What Happened in March 1766

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Territory from the French
  • Mar 8 Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
  • Mar 18 Britain repeals the Stamp Act, which had caused outrage in colonial America and helped lead to the American Revolution

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Weigl, German-Austrian composer (La Principessa d’Amalfi; Emmeline), and conductor, born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Johannes Ritschel, German composer, dies at 26