On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1769

Famous Birthdays

  • Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1839)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Augustus FitzRoy, English Duke of Grafton divorces the Duchess of Grafton, (formerly Hon. Anne Liddell) by an Act of Parliament

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy

1769 Highlights

About March 23, 1769

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 251 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries