March 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Frederick Cook of New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie

Historic Event

Mar 5 Abolitionists establish "Crispus Attucks Day" in Boston

  • Mar 9 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox

Historic Event

Mar 14 Ellen G. White receives a vision while attending a funeral service in Lovett's Grove, near Bowling Green, Ohio

  • Mar 18 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
  • Mar 23 Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
  • Mar 30 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 13 Maximilien Luce, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • Mar 15 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel (1858-1913)

Mar 18 French-born German engineer who invented the diesel engine, born in Paris

  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

Matthew C. PerryMatthew C. Perry (1794-1858)

Mar 4 Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier and US Assistant Secretary of State, dies at 47