On This Day

Historical Events in March 1788

  • Mar 6 The British First Fleet arrives at Australian territory of Norfolk Island to found a convict settlement
  • Mar 21 Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana

Historic Event

Mar 21 Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans