On This Day

What Happened on March 10

Important 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 West African political leader El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali
  • 1920 Home Rule Act passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by the southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
  • 1952 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
  • 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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March 10 in Film & TV

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Did You Know?

US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)

On March 10, 1862


Would You Believe?

First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson

On March 10, 1876

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

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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