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 and 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, Spanish composer of zarzuelas, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1888)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Jack Jouett, American politician & 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, German violinist and composer, dies at 81