On This Day

March 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
  • Mar 5 Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
  • Mar 17 Treaty of 1842: Wyandotte (Huron) Indian nation cedes 114,000 acres of land in Ohio and Michigan to US, in exchange for 148,000 acres west of the Mississippi [1] [2]
  • Mar 30 Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Georgia)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901)
  • Mar 2 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • Mar 10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, American poet laureate of Calif
  • Mar 18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • Mar 30 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian/philosopher

Weddings in History

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Mar 26 Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (34) weds Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro (20) in Montevideo

Deaths in History

  • Mar 6 Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
  • Mar 13 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Stendhal [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), dies at 59
  • Mar 30 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)