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Historical Events in March 1778

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 2 Nathanael Greene is appointed Quartermaster General of the Continental Army under George Washington

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Mar 7 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast at Yaquina Bay

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 30 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire