March 10, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West
  • Germany blows up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • Japan grants occupied Vietnam independence

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

  • US troops land in western Mindanao, Philippines in Operation VICTOR IV

Birthdays in History

  • Birgitta SellĂ©n, Swedish politician
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association