On This Day

March 1779 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 11 US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)

Person of interestWilliam Lamb

Mar 15 William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), born in London (d. 1848)

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 23 Botanist Joseph Banks (36) weds Dorothea Hugessen

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks