What Happened in March 1846

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard outsider Pioneer wins by 3 lengths from Culverthorpe
  • Mar 13 Friedrich Hebbel's "Maria Magdalena" premieres in Königsberg

Historic Expedition

Mar 25 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory


Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father
  • Mar 7 Whitcomb Judson, American inventor (zipper), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1909)
  • Mar 10 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
  • Mar 11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • Mar 16 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
  • Mar 17 Kate Greenaway, English artist known for her children's book illustrations (Under the Window), born in London (d. 1901)
  • Mar 22 Randolph Caldecott, English illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake), born in Chester, England (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Nikoli Poveloi, Russian writer and publisher, dies at 49 [NS]
  • Mar 17 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61