On This Day

Historical Events in March 1851

  • Mar 3 Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 cent piece)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze" premieres in London

Actor and Playwright Dion Boucicault
Actor and Playwright
Dion Boucicault
  • Mar 7 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mar 25 Yosemite Valley discovered in California