March 1809 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 James Madison becomes 1st US president inaugurated in American-made clothes

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • Mar 22 Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne
  • Mar 28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin
  • Mar 29 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'├ętat. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 10 William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1864)
  • Mar 15 Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia
  • Mar 15 Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • Mar 24 Joseph Liouville, French discover of transcendental numbers
  • Mar 27 Georges Eugene Haussmann, French architect, born in Paris
  • Mar 31 Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 27 Joseph M Vien, French court painter and etcher, dies at 92