Category: Events

Historical Events from History

22 March 1824 National Gallery founded

It came into being when the British government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein, an insurance broker and patron of the arts, in 1824. Parliament had agreed £57000 expenditure for the purchase of...

16 March 1802 US Military Academy established

The US Congress formally authorized the establishment and funding of the United States Military Academy on 16 March 1802. The academy graduated Joseph Gardner Swift, its first official graduate, in October 1802 and he later returned as

12 March 1913 Canberra named Capital of Australia

  On 12 March 1913, the city was officially given its name by Lady Denman, the wife of Governor-General Lord Denman, at a ceremony at Kurrajong Hill,which has since become Capital Hill and the site of the...

4 March 1824 RNLI founded

The RNLI has saved more than 140,000 lives since its foundation in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. The name was changed to the