What Happened in March 1829

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston

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Mar 4 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Mar 4 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball

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Mar 11 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Mar 16 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
  • Mar 22 The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Carl Schurz, German-American journalist and Major General (Union Army), born in Erftstadt, Germany (d. 1906)
  • Mar 14 Charles Charlesworth, English boy who died of old age before he was 7 years old, born in Straffordshire, England
  • Mar 18 William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of engineers, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1911)
  • Mar 19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
  • Mar 20 Charles Albert White, composer
  • Mar 24 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • Mar 24 Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • Mar 29 Ritta & Christina Parodi, Siamese twins, born in Sassare, Sardinia (d. 1829)
  • Mar 29 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
  • Mar 5 John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)