On This Day

March 1687 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 19 Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 7 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, born in Auxerre, France (d. 1760)
  • Mar 16 Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 19 René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, French explorer (Louisiana), killed by his men at 43
  • Mar 28 Constantijn Huygens, Dutch diplomat and poet, dies at 90