On This Day

Historical Events in March 1860

  • Mar 5 Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia
  • Mar 7 22nd Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins aboard Irish horse Anatis at 5/1
  • Mar 9 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington

Treaty of Interest

Mar 17 Six years after the forcible ending of Japan's isolationist policy by US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, the Japanese Embassy arrives in San Francisco to sign a Treaty of Friendship

  • Mar 21 US extradition treaty with Sweden

Historic Event

Mar 21 English novelist George Eliot finishes her novel "The Mill on the Floss" in Wandsworth, London

  • Mar 24 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in San Francisco, 89 days out of New York
  • Mar 27 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
  • Mar 28 First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins in New Zealand

Theater Premiere

Mar 29 Dion Boucicault's play "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC