College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

March

  1. Vasco da Gama discovers Mozambique, 1498.
  2. Francis II, last Holy Roman Emperor, died 1835.
    First woman member admitted to British House of Lords, 1922.
  3. Emancipation Edict liberates Russian serfs, 1861.
  4. Sultan Saladin dies, 1193.
    U.S. Constitution takes effect, 1789.
  5. Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech, 1946.
    Death of Joseph Stalin, 1953.
  6. Michelangelo Buonarroti born, 1475.
  7. Thomas Aquinas dies, 1274.
    Adolf Hitler invades the Rhineland, 1936.
  8. Russian Revolution began at St. Petersburg, 1917.
  9. Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine marry, 1796.
    Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac, 1862.
  10. First intelligible sentences transmitted by Bell on the telephone, 1876.
  11. First daily paper (Courant) appears in England, 1703.
    German troops enters Austria, 1938.
  12. Kemal Ataturk born, 1880.
    Mohandas Gandhi begins civil disobedience campaign, 1930.
  13. Emperor Joseph II born, 1741.
    Sir William Herschel discovers planet Uranus, 1781.
  14. Albert Einstein born, 1879.
  15. Julius Caesar assassinated, 44 B.C.
  16. Long Parliament dissolved, 1660.
  17. Parliament repeals Stamp Act, 1766.
    Proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, 1861.
  18. Otto von Bismarck resigns as German Chancellorship, 1890.
  19. David Livingston born, 1813.
    First production of Gounod's Faust, 1859.
  20. Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid born, 43 B.C.
    Dutch East India Company established, 1602.
    Henrik Ibsen born, 1828.
  21. Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake, 1556.
    J.S. Bach born, 1685.
  22. Johann Wolfgang Goethe died, 1832.
  23. John Bartram, botanist, born, 1699.
  24. Accession of King James I. Union of England and Scotland, 1603.
    Kosciusko leads national uprising in Poland, 1794.
  25. Bela Bartok born, 1881.
    Arturo Toscanini born, 1867.
  26. Ludwig van Beethoven dies, 1827.
    A.E. Houseman born, 1859.
    Robert Frost born, 1874.
  27. Treaty of Amiens, 1802.
    von Rontgen born, 1845.
  28. Spanish Civil War ended, 1939.
  29. Canada becomes a Dominion, 1867.
    Sir William Walton born, 1902.
  30. Sicilian Vespers, 1282.
    U.S. purchases Alaska from Russia, 1867.
  31. St. Bernard preaches Second Crusade, 1146.
    Rene Descartes born, 1596.
    Franz Joseph Haydn born, 1732.

 

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