On This Day

Historical Events in March 1843

  • Mar 1 5th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard 12/1 Vanguard wins; first year race run as a handicap
  • Mar 3 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
  • Mar 7 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office