What Happened in March 1828

Historical Events

  • Mar 24 Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 James Fleming Fagan, American farmer and Condeferate Army Major General (Shiloh; Mark's Mill), born in Clark County, Kentucky (d. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • Mar 2 Jefferson Columbus Davis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Indiana (d. 1879)
  • Mar 4 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Cleburne, Irish -born American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Ovens, Ireland (d. 1864)
  • Mar 18 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)

Henrik Ibsen

Mar 20 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler), born in Skien, Norway (d. 1906)


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Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 Johann Anton Sulzer, Swiss writer and composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Maria Reynolds, American mistress of Alexander Hamilton and part of America's 1st political sex scandal (Reynolds Pamphlet), dies at 59
  • Mar 28 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), dies at 68