On This Day

March 1828 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 24 Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 James Fleming Fagan, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright
  • Mar 2 Jefferson Columbus Davis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Indiana (d. 1879)
  • Mar 4 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 18 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)

Person of interestHenrik Ibsen

Mar 20 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler), born in Skien, Norway (d. 1906)

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Playwright
Henrik Ibsen

Deaths in History

  • Mar 25 Maria Reynolds, American mistress of Alexander Hamilton and part of America's 1st political sex scandal (Reynolds Pamphlet), dies at 59
  • Mar 28 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), dies at 68