On This Day

What Happened in March 1798

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
  • Mar 7 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic
  • Mar 9 Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
  • Mar 29 Republic of Switzerland forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 4 John Joseph Abercrombie, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1877)
  • Mar 13 Abigail Fillmore, American 1st lady (1850-53), born in Stillwater, New York (d. 1853)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 22 Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51