On This Day

Historical Events in March 1851

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

Theater Premiere

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

  • Mar 7 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends

Music Premiere

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

  • Mar 25 Yosemite Valley discovery made public by Major James D. Savage and Captain John Boling after being shown by Indian guides in California