On This Day in History for March 10

Events in History

  • 241 BC First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end
  • 418 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
  • 1198 The Giralda minaret designed by architect Ben Ahmad for the Almohad mosque in Seville is completed. Now the Bell Tower for Seville's cathedral.
  • 1535 Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers the Galapagos Islands
  • 1578 Queen Elizabeth I of England gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
  • 1624 England declares war on Spain
  • 1629 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament for the 4th time in his reign, summons new Parliament 11 years later, only to be dissolved after 3 months
  • 1661 King Louis XIV begins his personal rule of France, after the death of his chief minister, Cardinal Mazarin
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Weddings in History

  • 1526 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (26) marries Princess Isabella of Portugal (22), 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 (later Queen Beatrix) (28) weds German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg (39) in Amsterdam

Divorces in History

  • 1927 American "The Sun Also Rises" novelist Ernest Hemingway (27) and 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (35) divorce after 6 years of marriage

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