On This Day

March 1778 in History

Events in History

Appointment of Interest

Mar 2 Nathanael Greene is appointed Quartermaster General of the Continental Army under George Washington

Historic Discovery

Mar 7 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast at Yaquina Bay

Historic Event

Mar 30 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath


Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841)
  • Mar 19 Edward Pakenham, British general (d. 1815)
  • Mar 31 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 7 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)