On This Day

What Happened in March 1843

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 5th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard 12/1 Vanguard wins; first year race run as a handicap
  • Mar 3 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
  • Mar 7 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 2 Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
  • Mar 5 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher, born in London, England (d. 1920) [1]
  • Mar 6 Artur Napoleão dos Santos, Portuguese pianist, composer, and music publisher, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1925)
  • Mar 8 Vilhelm Svedbom, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1904)
  • Mar 18 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 16 Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
  • Mar 21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)