Historical Events in March 1781

  • Mar 1 Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland
  • Mar 1 Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation

InventionScientific Discovery

Mar 13 William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel
  • Mar 15 British and American forces clash during the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina. British suffer heavy losses, surrendering to George Washington in October
  • Mar 18 Charles Messier rediscovers global cluster M92