On This Day

What Happened in March 1797

Historical Events

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd President of The United States, Thomas Jefferson 2nd Vice President

  • Mar 13 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 28 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 7 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1870)
  • Mar 22 Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
  • Mar 24 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
  • Mar 25 John Winebrenner, American clergyman, founded Church of God
  • Mar 27 Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, French musketeer and writer (Moise, Chatterton), born in Loches, France (d. 1863)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 2 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Philip Hayes, English composer, dies at 58

James Hutton

Mar 26 James Hutton, Scottish geologist 'father of modern geology' dies at 70

  • Mar 31 Betty Washington, younger sister of George Washington, dies at 63