On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1791

Historical Events

  • Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJohn Wesley

John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

Evangelist John Wesley
John Wesley

1791 Highlights

About March 2, 1791

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 230 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces