On This Day

March 1797 in History

Events in History

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd President of The United States, Thomas Jefferson 2nd Vice President

  • Mar 28 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 22 Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
  • Mar 24 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
  • Mar 25 John Winebrenner, American clergyman, founded Church of God
  • Mar 27 Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, French musketeer and writer (Moise, Chatterton), born in Loches, France (d. 1863)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), dies at 79

James Hutton

Mar 26 James Hutton, Scottish geologist 'father of modern geology' dies at 70

  • Mar 31 Betty Washington, younger sister of George Washington, dies at 63