On This Day

What Happened in March 1825

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 John Quincy Adams inaugurated as the 6th US President

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 5 Hans Balatka, Moravian-American conductor (Milwaukee Musikverein; Chicago Oratorio Society), author (Condensed History of Music), and composer, born in Hoffnungsthal bei Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1899)
  • Mar 5 John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 5 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • Mar 7 Francesco Faà di Bruno, Italian mathematician, and later Catholic priest and advocate for the poor, born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy) (d. 1888)
  • Mar 8 George William Martin, composer
  • Mar 9 Alexander F. Mozhaiski, Russian aviation pioneer, born in Rochensalm, Russian Empire (d. 1890)
  • Mar 17 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • Mar 20 William Nelson Rector Beall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 23 Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1898)
  • Mar 30 Samuel Bell Maxey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Raphaelle Peale, American painter (After the Rain, 1823), dies at 51
  • Mar 9 Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet and writer of hymns (Life! I Know Not What Thou Art), dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 25 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch politician (Grand Pensionary of Batavia), dies at 63