On This Day

What Happened in March 1773

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
  • Mar 18 Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 7 Tommaso Marchesi, Italian composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1852)
  • Mar 16 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)
  • Mar 24 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, French composer and cellist, born in Toulon
  • Mar 26 Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician, astronomer and author (Marine Sextant), born in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1838)
  • Mar 28 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, born in Châteauroux, France (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch historian, dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72
  • Mar 13 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist, dies at 45
  • Mar 24 Philip Dormer Stanhope [Lord Chesterfield], English statesman and letter writer, responsible for introducing Gregorian Calendar, dies at 78