Category: "March"

March 31

1492 - King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued the Alhambra edict expelling Jews who were unwilling to convert to Christianity.  1776 - Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John that women were "determined to foment a rebellion" if the new… more »

March 30

1533 - Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.  1814 - The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into Paris.  1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.  1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his… more »

March 29

1461 - Edward IV secured his claim to the English thrown by defeating Henry VI’s Lancastrians at the battle of Towdon.  1638 - First permanent European settlement in Delaware was established.  1847 - U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott took… more »

March 28

1774 - Britain passed the Coercive Act against Massachusetts.  1797 - Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.  1834 - The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. … more »

March 27

1350 - While besieging Gibraltar, Alfonso XI of Castile died of the Black Death.  1794 - The U.S. Congress and President Washington authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.  1802 - The Treaty of Amiens was signed ending the French Revolutionary War. … more »
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