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Historical Events in March 1792

  • Mar 1 US Presidential Succession Act passed
  • Mar 4 Oranges introduced to Hawaii

AssassinationAssassination of King Gustav III

Mar 16 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Jacob Johan Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29

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The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
The masquerade costume worn by Gustav III when he was shot in the back by an assassin
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  • Mar 24 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III