March 1782 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 8 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
  • Mar 23 "Les Liaisons dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is published by Durand Neveu

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 27 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folklorist and writer (Swiss Family Robinson), born in Bern (d. 1830)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Hart Benton, (rep), "Old Bullion"

Person of interestJohn C. Calhoun

Mar 18 John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1825-32), born in Abbeville, South Carolina (d. 1850)

Politician John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun
  • Mar 24 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • Mar 25 Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839) and sister of Napoleon

Deaths in History

  • Mar 17 Daniel Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and physicist (10 time French award), dies at 82