What Happened in March 1782

Historical Events

  • Mar 8 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 Native American

Papal Visit

Mar 22 Pope Pius VI arrives in Vienna to meet with Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II to address his ecclesiastical reforms

  • Mar 23 "Les Liaisons dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is published by Durand Neveu

Election of Interest

Mar 27 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folklorist and writer (Swiss Family Robinson), born in Bern (d. 1830)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Hart Benton, American politician, born in Harts Mill, North Carolina (d. 1858)

John C. Calhoun

Mar 18 John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1825-32), born in Abbeville, South Carolina (d. 1850)

  • Mar 24 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • Mar 25 Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839) and sister of Napoleon

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 17 Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician, and physicist (10 time French Award), dies at 82
  • Mar 19 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, dies at 33