March 3: “Boss” Tweed

March 3: “Boss” Tweed, who in a long career made his name synonymous with corruption and theft from the public coffers on a massive scale, was born on this date in 1823.

March 1: Leopold Von Gilsa

March 1: Civil War Colonel Leopold Von Gilsa, a Prussian soldier who came to America and fought for the Union, then sold pianos after the war, died on this date in 1870.