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Events in History in March 1788

  • Mar 6 The British First Fleet arrives at Australian territory of Norfolk Island to found a convict settlement
  • Mar 21 Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III