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 Louise Colet
  • Mar 7 17th Grand National: John Hanlon aboard Wanderer IRE wins
  • Mar 8 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • Mar 15 Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
  • Mar 24 Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas

InventionHistoric Invention

Mar 27 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner