Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: March 2-8


March 2, 1798: The Bank of England issues the first one- and two-pound banknotes.

March 3, 1875: The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec.

March 4, 1675: John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.

March 5, 1872: George Westinghouse patents the air brake.

March 6, 1834: York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.

March 7, 1814: Napoleon wins the Battle of Craonne against General Blucher.

March 8, 1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded.