On This Day

What Happened in March 1785

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geologist James Hutton
Geologist
James Hutton

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (Pygmalion), born in Włoszakowice, Poland (d. 1857)
  • Mar 7 Alessandro Manzoni, Italian poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • Mar 11 John McLean, American Supreme Court Justice (1829-61) and Postmaster General, born in Morris County, New Jersey (d. 1861)
  • Mar 19 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer
  • Mar 27 Louis XVII Charles, King of France (1793-95), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1795)