What Happened on March 10

Significant 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

March 10 in Music

March 10 in Sport

  • 1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavyweight championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"

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
  • 1981 14th Prince of Ligne Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral (29) weds Princess of Ligne Eleanora (27) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2000 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

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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