On This Day

What Happened in March 1789

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

USAConstitution of the United States

Mar 4 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
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Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
  • Mar 4 US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Benjamin Banneker and Pierre Charles L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, D.C.

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 Pavel P Gagarin, Russ monarch
  • Mar 16 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), born in Erlangen, Bavaria (d. 1854)
  • Mar 17 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England (d. 1833)