What Happened in March 1779

Historical Events

  • Mar 11 US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, born in Freinsheim (d. 1839)
  • Mar 2 Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
  • Mar 6 Philipp Roth, German cellist, and composer, born at Tarnowitz in Prussian Silesia (now Tarnowskie Góry, Poland) (d. 1898)
  • Mar 13 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1848)

William Lamb

Mar 15 William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), born in London (d. 1848)

  • Mar 21 Alexis Garaude, composer
  • Mar 28 Angelo Maria Benincori, Italian composer, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1821)

Famous Weddings