On This Day

March 1784 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 5 Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, is named President of the Board of Trade.

Emerald Buddha

Mar 22 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 27 Jonathan Jennings, American politician (Governor of Indiana, 1816–1822; Congressman for Indiana, 1822–1831), born in Readington, New Jersey (d. 1834)
  • Mar 27 Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian Tibetan scholar (first Tibetan-English Dictionary), born in Kőrös, Transylvania (d. 1842)