On This Day

What Happened in March 1770

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. Massacre galvanizes anti-British feelings.

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 31 Immanuel Kant is appointed Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Königsberg

Philosopher Immanuel Kant
Philosopher
Immanuel Kant

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Daniel Lambert, English gaol keep and famous for his unusually large size (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death), born in Blue Boar Lane, Leicester (d. 1809)
  • Mar 20 Friedrich H√∂lderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • Mar 25 Carl Friedrich Ebers, German composer & arranger, born in Kassel (d. 1836)
  • Mar 28 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1806)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCrispus Attucks

Mar 5 Crispus Attucks, possible slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre at beginning of the American Revolution

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks
  • Mar 27 Giovanni B Tiepolo, Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73