Historical Events on March 10

  • 241 BC First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
  • 418 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
  • 1535 Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers the Galapagos Islands

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1578 Queen Elizabeth I of England gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1624 England declares war on Spain

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1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

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1661 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1697 Tsar Peter the Great begins a tour of Western Europe
  • 1734 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • 1735 An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.

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1762 French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
  • 1783 USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
  • 1789 Franklin College founded
  • 1791 John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver
  • 1791 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
  • 1801 First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million
  • 1830 The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
  • 1831 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
  • 1847 1st money minted in Hawaii

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1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861 El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 1862 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar
  • 1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
  • 1864 Ullyses Grant is named commander of the Union armies
  • 1864 Red River campaign begun in Louisiana by Union forces
  • 1865 Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
  • 1874 Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student

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1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

  • 1880 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • 1888 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"
  • 1888 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
  • 1891 Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
  • 1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • 1893 New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
  • 1896 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • 1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
  • 1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavyweight championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
  • 1900 Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900 Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.
  • 1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

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1902 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • 1903 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
  • 1905 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
  • 1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • 1906 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • 1906 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.

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1909 Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title

  • 1910 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • 1910 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • 1913 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
  • 1913 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • 1914 Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • 1915 British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
  • 1917 Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.

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1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1920 The Home Rule Act is passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
  • 1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
  • 1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
  • 1926 Run on Belgian banks
  • 1927 Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes

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1927 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1928 Christine Collins' son, Walter Collins, disappears in Los Angeles
  • 1931 British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
  • 1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
  • 1933 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • 1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • 1934 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
  • 1934 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1938 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

  • 1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
  • 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • 1944 U-575 sinks HMS Asphodel
  • 1945 Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West
  • 1945 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • 1945 Japan declares Vietnam Independence

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1945 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

BattleFirebombing of Tokyo

1945 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians.

  • 1945 US troops lands on Mindanao
  • 1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
  • 1948 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1948 5th Golden Globes: Gentleman's Agreement, Ronald Colman, & Rosalind Russell win

  • 1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • 1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances

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1951 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

BattleCoup d'état

1952 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
  • 1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
  • 1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • 1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck

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1959 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • 1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
  • 1960 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1960 17th Golden Globes: Ben-Hur, Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win

  • 1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida

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1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
  • 1964 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City
  • 1965 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged
  • 1966 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
  • 1966 North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
  • 1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King Jr

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1970 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
  • 1970 Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
  • 1971 US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
  • 1971 Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army
  • 1972 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
  • 1972 Gen Lon Nol becomes pres & prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973 BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
  • 1973 Morocco adopts constitution
  • 1973 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
  • 1974 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
  • 1974 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • 1974 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
  • 1975 "The Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1975 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • 1975 Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • 1977 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
  • 1977 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
  • 1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth

Film release premierFilm Premier

1978 "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

Actor Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby
  • 1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show

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1982 US President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • 1982 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
  • 1982 Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1982 The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1982 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actress Sally Field
Sally Field
  • 1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1983 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
  • 1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • 1984 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • 1984 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
  • 1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
  • 1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • 1985 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
  • 1985 Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
  • 1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • 1985 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
  • 1985 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54
  • 1986 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1987 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer

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1988 Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

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1988 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1990 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
  • 1990 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
  • 1990 Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
  • 1990 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
  • 1990 Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti
  • 1990 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
  • 1991 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1991 Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
  • 1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • 1991 Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
  • 1991 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
  • 1991 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
  • 1991 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62
  • 1992 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win
  • 1992 Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • 1994 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • 1995 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • 1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 1996 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
  • 1996 NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
  • 1996 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
  • 1996 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
  • 1997 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network
  • 2000 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • 2000 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • 2001 22nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Boston College beats Pittsburgh, 79-57
  • 2002 49th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats NC State, 91-61
  • 2002 43rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Alabama, 61-58
  • 2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • 2006 Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 2007 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
  • 2012 At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza
  • 2012 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44

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2013 Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

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2014 German Chancellor Merkel warns Russia's Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

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2015 The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

  • 2016 Twelfth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Coral Gables, Florida