On This Day

Events in History in March 1860

  • Mar 5 Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia
  • Mar 9 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington
  • Mar 12 Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
  • Mar 21 US extradition treaty with Sweden

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Mar 21 English novelist George Eliot finishes her novel "The Mill on the Floss" in Wandsworth, London

Writer George Eliot
Writer
George Eliot
  • Mar 24 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in San Francisco, 89 days out of New York
  • Mar 27 M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
  • Mar 28 First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins (New Zealand).
  • Mar 29 Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC