On This Day

What Happened in March 1813

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms
  • Mar 8 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
  • Mar 18 David Melville, Newport, Rhode Island, patents apparatus for making coal gas
  • Mar 20 Lady Hester Stanhope sets out for ancient city of Palmyra, the first western woman to visit
  • Mar 25 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, born in London, England (d. 1887)
  • Mar 4 Wijnand Nuijen, Dutch romantic and water color painter (Wrecked), born in Den Haag, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • Mar 7 Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
  • Mar 15 John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • Mar 18 Friedrich Hebbel, writer

Person of interestDavid Livingstone

Mar 19 David Livingstone, Scottish explorer (found by Stanley in Africa), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1873)

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • Mar 20 Matthias Keller, German hymm writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1875)
  • Mar 21 James Jesse Strang, King of Mormons on Beaver Is, MI (1850-56)
  • Mar 22 Gabriel Ren├ę Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886)
  • Mar 26 Thomas West Sherman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1879)
  • Mar 27 Nathaniel Currier, American lithographer (Currier & Ives), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • Mar 29 John Letcher, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, born in Lexington, Virginia (d. 1884)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 29 John Tyler (23) later 10th US President, marries 1st wife Letitia Christian Tyler (22)

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 23 Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain, dies at 75