What Happened in March 1818

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Mar 16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín

  • Mar 18 US Congress approves 1st pensions for government service

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 6 William Claflin, 27th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • Mar 10 George Wythe Randolph, American Secretary of War for the Confederacy, born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1867)
  • Mar 11 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1879)
  • Mar 12 John Lorimar Worden, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1897)
  • Mar 13 Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897)
  • Mar 15 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • Mar 22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • Mar 23 Don Carlos Buell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lowell, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • Mar 25 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, American Major General (Union Army), born in North Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • Mar 27 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1880)
  • Mar 28 Wade Hampton, American politician, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 23 Nicolas Isouard, French composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 25 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 62