On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1762

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1762 Highlights

About March 10, 1762

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 260 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces