On This Day

What Happened in March 1784

Historical Events

  • Mar 5 Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, is named President of the Board of Trade.

Emerald Buddha

Mar 22 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 27 Jonathan Jennings, American politician (Governor of Indiana, 1816–1822; Congressman for Indiana, 1822–1831), born in Readington, New Jersey (d. 1834)
  • Mar 27 Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian Tibetan scholar (first Tibetan-English Dictionary), born in Kőrös, Transylvania (d. 1842)