Let’s have a little fun this month!
We’re going to learn about some of the historical moments that have happened in March. Come back to this blog once and a while and maybe something cool happened that day!
- March 3, 1847 – Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- March 4, 1681 – King Charles II of England granted a huge tract of land in the New World to William Penn to settle an outstanding debt. The area later became Pennsylvania.
- March 4, 1789 – The first meeting of the new Congress under the new U.S. Constitution took place in New York City.
- March 5, 1770 – The infamous day of the Boston Massacre occurred.
- March 6, 1836 – The final day of the Battle of the Alamo which stirred the famous Texan saying, “Remember the Alamo.”
“Remember the Alamo!”
- March 6, 1475 – Renaissance genius Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and visionary.
- March 10, 1862 – The first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation.
- March 10, 1880 – The Salvation Army was founded in the United States.
- March 13, 17:33 – Joseph Priestly, the scientist who discovered oxygen, was born in Yorkshire, England.
- March 15, 44 B.C. – Also known as the Ides of March, March 15th was the day Brutus and other conspirators assassinated Julius Caesar in the Senate chamber in Rome. After discovering his good friend was part of the plot, the famous saying was born: “Et tu, Brute?” (You too, Brutus?)
“Et tu, Brute?”
- March 16, 1751 – The 4th U.S. President, James Madison, was born.
- March 17, 1762 – The first official recording of St. Patrick’s Day was actually not in Ireland, but in New York during a dramatic increase of Irish immigrants in the U.S.
- March 18, 1837 – The 22nd and 24th U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, was born.
- March 23, 1775 – Patrick Henry ignited the American Revolution with a speech before the Virginia convention in Richmond, stating, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
“Give me liberty, or give me death!”
- March 24, 1874 – Harry Houdini was born (as Erik Weisz) in Budapest, Hungary. He is a magician known as the “Great Houdini,” famous for his magic tricks escaping from seemingly impossible places.
- March 29, 1790 – John Tyler, the 10th U.S. President was born in Charles City County, Virginia.
Are there any notable days in history for the month of March that peak your interest? Are there any not on the above? Share your thoughts with us!
Read more historical moments here: http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/march.htm