What Happened on March 6, 1831

Historical Events

Edgar Allan Poe Quits

Edgar Allan Poe court-martialed and dismissed from West Point military academy for gross neglect of duty and disobedience of orders [1]

  • Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres at Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist (founded institutions, including a bank, to help the poor), born in Tecklenburg (d. 1910)
  • Philip Sheridan, American general (fought Civil War for Union army, helped preserve Yellowstone Park), born in Albany, New York (d. 1888)
Born in 1831

About March 6, 1831

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 192 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces