Today in History for March 1848
Events 1 - 11 of 11
4th - Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
4th - Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
5th - Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.
7th - In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
11th - Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
12th - 2nd republic established in France
15th - A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
23rd - The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
24th - State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
27th - John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
29th - Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11
1st - Augustus Saint-Gaudens, US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece)
3rd - Adelaide Neilson, English Actress (d. 1880)
9th - Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, composer
12th - Cyrill Kistler, composer
17th - Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
18th - Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer
18th - Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)
19th - Wyatt Earp, Monmouth Ill, sheriff (OK Corral)
24th - Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
29th - Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War
31st - John Henry Roberts, composer
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
20th - King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez
Deaths 1 - 3 of 3