On This Day

March 1794 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Richard Allen founded African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Mar 12 Theatre Royal in London's Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt

Historic Invention

Mar 14 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states

  • Mar 22 Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
  • Mar 23 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
  • Mar 27 The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
  • Mar 27 Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact
  • Mar 28 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
  • Mar 28 Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • Mar 5 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • Mar 16 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
  • Mar 26 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and designer who figured importantly in the German Nazarene movement, born in Leipzig, Saxony (d. 1872)
  • Mar 31 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Henri de La Rochejacquelin, French Royalist Army leader, dies at 21

Murder of InterestMarquis de Condorcet

Mar 28 Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method) and mathematician, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

  • Mar 29 Marquis de Condorcet, French philosopher and mathematician (Theory of Comets), dies at 50