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
- More Events in History
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
More Weddings & Divorces in History
March in History
One-Man War Finally EndsJapanese soldier Hiroo Onoda finally surrendered on this day – nearly 30 years after the Second World War had ended.
March 9, 1974
Mr. Watson come here, I want youAlexander Graham Bell spoke only briefly by phone to his assistant on this day in 1876, but it proved to be a pioneering moment in telecoms history.
March 10, 1876
Firebombing of TokyoThe aftermath of the single deadliest air raid of World War II, the firebombing of Tokyo
March 10, 1945
Read All About It! UK's First Daily NewspaperThere were to be no ‘shock, horror’ stories in the UK’s first daily newspaper published on this day. Readers were asked to judge reported events for themselves.
March 11, 1702