On This Day

What Happened in March 1802

Historical Events

  • Mar 16 US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
  • Mar 16 1st US Military Academy at West Point is established through Congressional act (opened July 4, 1802)
  • Mar 25 Great Britain and the French Republic sign the Treaty of Amiens
  • Mar 28 Wilhelm Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 16 George Archibald McCall, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)
  • Mar 24 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch poet and novelist

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Witthauer, German composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 29 Frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51