What Happened on March 8, 1848

Famous Birthdays

  • LaMarcus Thompson 'Father of the American roller coaster', American inventor (Switchback Railway), born in Licking County, Ohio (d. 1919) [1]

Famous Weddings

James Longstreet

Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia

1848 Highlights

About March 8, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 175 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces