On This Day

Historical Events in March 1789

  • Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
  • Mar 3 First whale harpooned in the Pacific Ocean by English ship Emilia off the coast of South America [1]

Constitution of the United States

Mar 4 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

  • Mar 4 US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, Fx. Muhlenberg 1st speaker