On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1822

Famous Birthdays

  • John Pope, American Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French animalière painter (The Horse Fair; Buffalo Bill), and sculptor, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1899)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Italian opera composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini weds 1st wife, opera singer Isabella Colbran, in Bologna


1822 Highlights

About March 16, 1822

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 199 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces