On This Day

What Happened in March 1832

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.

Historic Event

Mar 22 British Parliament, led by Charles Grey, passes the Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales, increasing electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000

Historic Event

Mar 24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Friedrich Grutzmacher, German cellist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Mar 7 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, American engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Navarre, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • Mar 10 William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born at Madison Barracks in Sackett's Harbor, New York (d. 1903)
  • Mar 11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • Mar 11 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 12 Charles Boycott, Irish estate manager/caused boycotts
  • Mar 13 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1911)
  • Mar 16 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • Mar 17 Moncure Daniel Conway, US abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • Mar 17 Walter Quintin Gresham, American statesman, jurist, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lanesville, Indiana (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics with the Rosetta Stone, dies at 41
  • Mar 10 Muzio Clementi, Italian-English pianist, composer, music publisher, and piano maker, dies at 80
  • Mar 12 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 23 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist, conductor, teacher, and composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77