On This Day

What Happened in March 1852

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • Mar 3 14th Grand National: Alec Goodman wins first of 2 GN victories (1866) aboard Miss Mowbray
  • Mar 7 Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
  • Mar 13 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
  • Mar 25 Friedrich Hebbel's tragedy "Agnes Bernauer" premieres in Munich
  • Mar 26 Decree regarding streets of Paris passed
  • Mar 29 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman
  • Mar 5 Isabella Gregory, Irish writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • Mar 6 Josef Bayer, Austrian composer, and music director (Austrian Court Ballet, 1883-1913), born in Vienna, Austra (d. 1913)
  • Mar 15 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, poet and patron of Yates, born in Roxborough, County Galway

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Nikolai Gogol [Nikolay], Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General), dies at 43
  • Mar 12 Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 22 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, queen consort of Denmark and Norway, dies at 84
  • Mar 25 Alexis Garaude, French composer, dies at 73