Historical Events in March 1847

  • Mar 1 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
  • Mar 3 US Post Office Department is authorized to issue postage stamps
  • Mar 3 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne aboard Mathew IRE wins
  • Mar 7 US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
  • Mar 10 1st money minted in Hawaii

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Mar 14 Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at the Teatro della Pergola, Florence

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
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Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mar 18 1st Dutch public telegram
  • Mar 25 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
  • Mar 29 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico