Mar 9 After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.
Event of Interest
Mar 22 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on American colonists, organized by Prime Minister George Grenville
Mar 24 Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers