On This Day

Historical Events in March 1792

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

Assassination 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

  • Mar 24 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

Historic Event

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.