On This Day

Historical Events in March 1800

Historic Event

Mar 14 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII

  • Mar 17 British warship HMS Queen Charlotte catches fire off the Tuscan Archipelago; 700 die
  • Mar 20 French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo

Scientific Discovery

Mar 20 Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London