Historical Events in March 1855

  • Mar 2 Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
  • Mar 3 US Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes registered mail
  • Mar 6 Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to the poet Louise Colet
  • Mar 7 17th Grand National: John Hanlon wins aboard Irish horse Wanderer at 25/1
  • Mar 8 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

Historic Event

Mar 11 Bowery Boys gang leader William Poole aka "Bill the Butcher" is buried in Brooklyn with 155 carriages and 6,000 mourners

  • Mar 15 Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
  • Mar 24 Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas

Historic Invention

Mar 27 Canadian geologist Abraham Gesner patents kerosene