On This Day

Historical Events in March 1873

  • Mar 1 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter
  • Mar 3 US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
  • Mar 3 US Congress & government retroactively raise own salaries
  • Mar 3 US Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail
  • Mar 22 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico, celebrated as Emancipation Day
  • Mar 27 35th Grand National: J. M. Richardson wins aboard 20/1 shot Disturbance by 6 lengths from Rhyshworth
  • Mar 29 English FA Cup Final, Lillie Bridge, London: Wanderers beat Oxford University, 2-0; second consecutive title