What Happened on March 8, 1865

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 27th Grand National: Captain Henry Coventry aboard Alcibiade FRA wins
  • Battle of Kingston, North Carolina (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick William Goudy, American printer and type designer, born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1947)