What Happened in March 1835

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana
  • Mar 4 HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion (Chile)

French Revolution

Mar 6 Volume One of Thomas Carlyle's famous work "The French Revolution: A History" is accidentally burnt by a maid using it as fire starter before its publication. Carlyle re-writes it.

  • Mar 7 HMS Beagle returns from Concepcion to Valparaiso
  • Mar 11 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade)
  • Mar 4 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (d. 1911)
  • Mar 6 Charles Ewing, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1883)
  • Mar 6 Ludwik Grossman, Polish composer (Duch Wojewody - The Ghost of Voyvode), born in Tureck, Poland (d. 1915)
  • Mar 12 Simon Newcomb, American scientist/mathematician/astronomer
  • Mar 14 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1910)
  • Mar 14 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, born in Murcia, Spain (d. 1906)
  • Mar 15 Eduard Strauss, Austrian dance band conductor, and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1916)
  • Mar 15 John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
  • Mar 21 Thomas Hayward, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Cambridge Town Club), born in Chatteris, England (d. 1876)
  • Mar 24 Josef Stefan, Austrian physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
  • Mar 30 Bernhard Scholz, German composer, conductor, and pedagogue, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1916)
  • Mar 31 John La Farge, American painter

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
  • Mar 16 Charles Farquharson, Scottish-born slave plantation owner in the Bahamas (wrote Farquharson’s Journal - only plantation journal to survive), dies at 74 [1]
  • Mar 18 Christian Gunther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (b. 1794)