On This Day

What Happened in March 1832

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Religious Leader Joseph Smith
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith

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 in Salt Lake City, Utah (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 (b. 1790)
  • Mar 10 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, dies at 45

Person of interestJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mar 22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and social philosopher (Faust), dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Mar 23 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77