On This Day

March 1733 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 15 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • Mar 23 Josiah Spode, English potter and founder of Spode pottery works, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 1797)

Person of interestJoseph Priestley

Mar 24 Joseph Priestley, English chemist, theologian and author who discovered oxygen and carbonated water, born in Birstall, England (1804)

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander, dies at 76