On This Day

On This Day in History for March 10 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1982 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
  • 1982 Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1982 The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
  • 1985 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
  • 1985 Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova and Oleg Vasiliev (Soviet Union)
  • 1985 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
  • 1986 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1987 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer

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1988 Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 1990 Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
  • 1990 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
  • 1990 Prosper Avril resigns as President of Haiti
  • 1990 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1991 Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
  • 1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)

  • 1991 Rico Lieder, Jens Carlowitz, Karsten Just and Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
  • 1992 Sandra Seuser, Katrin Schreiter, Annet Hesselbarth and Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
  • 1995 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • 1996 NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani visits Israel

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1997 The PalmPilot, as developed by Jeffrey Hawkins, is released

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 2000 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • 2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • 2006 Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.

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2010 Carlos Slim becomes the first Mexican and person from an emerging economy to top Forbes Richest Person list, with net worth of US$53.5 billion

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
  • 2012 At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013 Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

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2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2017 South Korean judges uphold parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye
  • 2018 16 people die after being struck by lightning at a church in Nyaruguru District, Rwanda
  • 2019 Taliban force attacks Afghan army base killing or capturing about 50 soldiers in Badghis Province, Afghanistan
  • 2019 Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashes just after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board

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2020 Three months into the COVID-19 epidemic Chinese President Xi Jinping finally travels to Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak as the rate of daily new infections declines in China falls to 19 new cases and 17 deaths

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

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2020 Russian lower house of Parliament passes legislation to allow Vladimir Putin to hold office of President for life

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

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2020 New York governor Andrew Cuomo deploys the national guard to New Rochelle after one-mile radius zone established as 108 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 detected

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo

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Weddings in History


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Deaths in History