What Happened in March 1831

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mar 1 Lord John Russell introduces the Reform Bill in the British House of Commons on the government's behalf to revamp the electoral system of England and Wales and increase the franchise

  • Mar 2 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

Historic Event

Mar 6 Edgar Allan Poe removed from West Point military academy

  • Mar 6 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres at Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy
  • Mar 10 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria
  • Mar 19 1st US bank robbery, the City Bank in New York robbed of $245,000
  • Mar 29 Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.
  • Mar 31 Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends
  • Mar 31 Quebec & Montreal incorporated

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 3 George M Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
  • Mar 6 Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (Home Mission)
  • Mar 6 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 7 John Bratton [Old Reliable], American physician and Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Winnsboro, South Carolina (d. 1898)
  • Mar 12 Clement Studebaker, automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
  • Mar 14 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, born in Kalisz, Poland (d. 1896)
  • Mar 15 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • Mar 15 Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 20 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman (d. 1881)
  • Mar 23 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • Mar 29 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • Mar 31 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger, German playwright (Der Wirrwarr, oder Sturm und Drang) and novelist, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 26 Richard Allen, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church, dies at 71