On This Day

Historical Events in March 1840

  • Mar 1 Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France
  • Mar 5 2nd Grand National: Bartholomew Bretherton wins aboard 16/1 Jerry; a then smallest field of 13
  • Mar 14 Jose Zorilla's romantic drama "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 23 Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerreotype)