On This Day

What Happened in March 1775

Historical Events

  • Mar 6 1st Negro Mason in north America initiated, Boston
  • Mar 17 Transylvania Land Company, headed by Richard Henderson, buys most of Kentucky through treaty signed with Cherokee chiefs at Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River (later declared illegal)
  • Mar 19 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
  • Mar 19 Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement
  • Mar 22 British MP Edmund Burke makes a speech to the English Parliament advocating for peace with the American colonies

Historic Event

Mar 23 Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 17 Ninian Edwards, American politician (Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809–1813; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818–1824; Governor of Illinois 1826–1830), born in Montgomery County, Maryland (d. 1833)