On This Day

March 1813 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms
  • Mar 18 David Melville, Newport, Rhode Island, patents apparatus for making coal gas
  • Mar 20 Lady Hester Stanhope sets out for ancient city of Palmyra, the first western woman to visit
  • Mar 25 1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific by the frigate Essex

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 4 Wijnand Nuijen, Dutch romantic and water color painter (Wrecked), born in Den Haag, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • Mar 15 John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • Mar 18 Friedrich Hebbel, writer

Person of interestDavid Livingstone

Mar 19 David Livingstone, Scottish explorer (found by Stanley in Africa), born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1873)

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • Mar 21 James Jesse Strang, King of Mormons on Beaver Is, MI (1850-56)
  • Mar 22 Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886)
  • Mar 26 Thomas West Sherman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1879)
  • Mar 27 Nathaniel Currier, American lithographer (Currier & Ives), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • Mar 29 John Letcher, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, born in Lexington, Virginia (d. 1884)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 29 John Tyler (23) later 10th US President, marries 1st wife Letitia Christian Tyler (22)

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler

Deaths in History

  • Mar 23 Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain, dies at 75