On This Day

What Happened in March 1816

Historical Events

  • Mar 6 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck, Germany
  • Mar 20 US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)

James Donnelly

Mar 7 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre), born in Ireland (d. 1880)

  • Mar 12 David Stuart, American politician, Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1868)
  • Mar 14 Montgomery Dent Corse, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • Mar 19 Johannes Verhulst, Dutch composer and conductor, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1891)
  • Mar 27 George Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1893)
  • Mar 29 James Gallant Spears, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee (d. 1869)
  • Mar 29 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, born in Chamdo (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Johann Paul Schulthesius, German composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 19 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician (b. 1730)
  • Mar 20 Maria I of Portugal, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Ignaz Vitzthumb, Austrian musician, composer, and conductor, dies at 91