On This Day

March 1697 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 10 Tsar Peter the Great of Russia begins a tour of Western Europe
  • Mar 20 Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 30 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Francesco Redi, Italian physician, dies at 71
  • Mar 26 Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician and murderer (executed) (b. 1640)
  • Mar 27 Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate, last governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 93