What Happened on March 10

Significant Events

  • 241 BC First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
  • 1783 USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
  • 1861 El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
  • 2000 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
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Did You Know?

Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]

On March 10, 1896

Famous Weddings

  • 1526 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville
  • 1863 Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel
  • 1966 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • 2000 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2007 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous Divorces

  • 1927 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson
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