On This Day

What Happened in March 1797

Historical Events


<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

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

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • 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, Swedish 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


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Writer Mary Wollstonecraft marries philopher and journalist William Godwin

Author and Women's Rights Advocate Mary Wollstonecraft
Author and Women's Rights Advocate
Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Person of interestJames Hutton

Mar 26 James Hutton, geologist, dies

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