On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1817

Historical Events

  • The New York Stock Exchange is founded

Famous Deaths

  • Wentworth Cheswell, American auditor, teacher, Revolutionary War messenger, 1st African American elected to public office, dies of typhus fever at 70
1817 Highlights

About March 8, 1817

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 204 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces