On This Day

What Happened in March 1817

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 3 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

Mar 4 James Monroe is inaugurated as the 5th President of the United States

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Mar 8 The New York Stock Exchange is founded
  • Mar 25 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor (d. 1882)
  • Mar 2 Janos Arany, Hungarian epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • Mar 4 Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)
  • Mar 5 Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
  • Mar 6 Princess Clémentine of Orléans (d. 1907)
  • Mar 19 Lewis Henry Little, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Mar 22 Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Mar 24 Aimé Maillart, French opera composer (Les Dragons de Villars), born in Montpellier, Hérault, France (d. 1876)
  • Mar 26 Herman Haupt, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • Mar 27 Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss botanist (famous for his work on plant cells), born in Kilchberg, Switzerland (d. 1891)
  • Mar 28 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, Spanish composer, born Murcia, Spain (d. 1880)
  • Mar 29 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, born in Novo-Aksakovo, Russia (d. 1860)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 8 Wentworth Cheswell, American auditor, teacher, Revolutionary War messenger, 1st African American elected to public office, dies of typhus fever at 70
  • Mar 13 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 18 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67