What Happened on March 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
German General Gerd von Rundstedt
German General
Gerd von Rundstedt
  • 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

/flags/japanFirebombing of Tokyo

Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians.
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  • US troops land in western Mindanao, Philippines in Operation VICTOR IV

Famous Birthdays

  • Birgitta SellĂ©n, Swedish politician
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut