On This Day

March 1780 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for newborns only)
  • Mar 26 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-general of Neth Indies (1826-30)
  • Mar 17 Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister and 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47), born in Anstruther, Scotland (d. 1847)
  • Mar 18 Milos Obrenovic, Leader of The Second Serbian Uprising and Prince of Serbia (d. 1860)
  • Mar 27 August Leopold Crelle, German inventor and mathematician (1st Prussian Railway), born in Eichwerder, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1855)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 20 Sir Benjamin Truman - English brewer (b. 1699/1700)
  • Mar 26 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, dies at 66