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.