On This Day

What Happened in March 1830

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy
  • Mar 10 The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created
  • Mar 16 London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)
  • Mar 16 New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
  • Mar 26 The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
  • Mar 28 Javanese Prince Diponegoro, leader of resistance against Dutch colonial rule is arrested by Dutch authorities during peace negotiations

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 8 João de Deus [Sao Bartolomeu de Messines], Portuguese poet (Flores do Campo), born in Algarve, Portugal (d. 1896)
  • Mar 12 William Felix Brantley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1870)
  • Mar 15 Paul von Heyse, German writer (Nobel 1910)
  • Mar 15 Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • Mar 18 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist
  • Mar 20 Eugene Asa Carr, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hamburg, New York (d. 1910)
  • Mar 24 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
  • Mar 25 Julius Caesar, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Surrey CCC), born in Godalming. England (d. 1878)
  • Mar 26 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • Mar 26 John Rogers Thomas, American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1896)
  • Mar 30 Auguste Tolbecque, French-Belgian cellist instrument maker, and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1919)
  • Mar 30 Julius Bahnsen, German philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician (b. 1755)
  • Mar 17 Laurent, 1st Marquis of Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal, dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folkorist and writer (Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 48