On This Day

What Happened in March 1822

Historical Events

  • Mar 9 Charles Graham of NY granted first US patent for artificial teeth
  • Mar 19 Boston, Massachusetts incorporated as a city
  • Mar 22 NY Horticultural Society founded
  • Mar 30 Congress combines East & West Florida into Florida Territory
  • Mar 31 Massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, (later depicted by artist Eugène Delacroix)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Albin Francisco Schoepf, Polish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Podgórze, Kraków, Poland (d. 1886)
  • Mar 1 Charles Champion Gilbert, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • Mar 4 Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • Mar 7 Victor Masse, French composer, born in Lorient, France (d. 1884)
  • Mar 8 Ignacy Lukasiewicz, Polish engineer, businessman and inventor, born in Zaduszniki, Mielec, Austrian Empire (d. 1882)
  • Mar 10 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and lithographer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • Mar 11 Allison Nelson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Mar 13 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, born in Peterwitz, Silesia (d. 1847)
  • Mar 14 Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (1843-89), born in Naples, Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
  • Mar 16 John Pope, American Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Mar 16 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
  • Mar 22 Ahmed Djevdet Pasha, Turkish minister of Education/Justice
  • Mar 22 Isaac D Fransen van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866)
  • Mar 22 Seth Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Augusta, Maine (d. 1866)
  • Mar 29 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter (landscape paintings), born in Namen, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • Mar 31 Rafael Hernando, composer

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 1st wife Opera Singer Isabella Colbran in Bologna

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Jack Jouett, American politician and patriot (warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack), dies at 67
  • Mar 2 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
  • Mar 3 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer, dies at 81