On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1848

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American education reformer Horace Mann joins the US Senate, representing Massachusetts

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann

Famous Birthdays

  • Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (The Hunchback), born in Leeds, England (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Olivier, German painter, dies
1848 Highlights

About March 3, 1848

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces