On This Day

March 1789 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 First whale harpooned in the Pacific Ocean by English ship Emilia off the coast of South America [1]

Constitution of the United States

Mar 4 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

  • Mar 4 US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, Fx. Muhlenberg 1st speaker

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Pavel Gagarin, Russian politician (d. 1872)
  • Mar 16 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), born in Erlangen, Bavaria (d. 1854)