Historical Events in March 1848

  • Mar 1 10th Grand National: Capt. Josey Little aboard 12/1 Chandler wins; race marred by fatal falls of 3 competitors

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Mar 3 American education reformer Horace Mann joins the US Senate, representing Massachusetts

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • Mar 4 Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
  • Mar 4 Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
  • Mar 5 Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance
  • Mar 7 In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
  • Mar 11 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government
  • Mar 12 2nd Republic established in France
  • Mar 15 A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • Mar 23 The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
  • Mar 24 State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
  • Mar 27 John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster

Famous PhotoNiagara Falls Stops Flowing

Mar 29 Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
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The flow of water stops completely over both of Niagara's two falls due to an ice jam in the upper river
The flow of water stops completely over both of Niagara's two falls due to an ice jam in the upper river