On This Day

What Happened in March 1810

Historical Events

  • Mar 6 Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

Mar 1 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concerto in F Minor), born in ┼╗elazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal record states 22nd Feb)

Composer Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin

Person of interestLeo XIII

Mar 2 Leo XIII [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th Pope (1878-1903), born in Carpineto, Papal States (d. 1903)

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
  • Mar 9 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1867)
  • Mar 10 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1885)
  • Mar 10 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • Mar 15 Aernout Drost, Dutch historical novelist (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen), born in Amsterdam, Kingdom of Holland (d. 1834)
  • Mar 27 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, born in Berlin (d. 1876)
  • Mar 27 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, born in York, England (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 7 Albertus Henricus Wiese, governor-general of Netherlands Indies, dies at about 48
  • Mar 7 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, dies at 61
  • Mar 21 Philippe-Joseph van den Berghe graaf Limmighe, Brabants ships, dies