Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: March 9-15


March 9, 1796: Napoleon marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.

March 10, 1804: A formal ceremony is conducted in St. Louis, Missouri to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the US.

March 11, 1702: The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper, is published for the first time.

March 12, 1689: The Williamite-Jacobite War begins in Ireland.

March 13, 1781: William Herschel discovers Uranus.

March 14, 1794: Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

March 15, 1820: Maine becomes the 23rd US State.