Events in History on March 10

  • 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
  • 1535 Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers the Galapagos Islands

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1578 Queen Elizabeth I of England gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1624 England declares war on Spain

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1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalls it 11 years later

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

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1661 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1697 Tsar Peter the Great of Russia begins a tour of Western Europe
  • 1734 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • 1735 An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku

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1762 French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspires Voltaire to begin campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
  • 1783 USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
  • 1791 John Stone of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver
  • 1791 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
  • 1801 First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million
  • 1830 The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created
  • 1831 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria
  • 1847 1st money minted in Hawaii

1stHistoric Invention

1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861 West African political leader El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali
  • 1862 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar
  • 1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
  • 1864 Ullyses Grant is named commander of the Union armies
  • 1864 Red River campaign begun in Louisiana by Union forces
  • 1865 Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
  • 1874 Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student

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1876 First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson

  • 1880 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • 1888 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"
  • 1891 Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching
  • 1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • 1893 New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
  • 1896 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • 1900 Battle at Driefontein, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900 Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.
  • 1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
  • 1903 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
  • 1905 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
  • 1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • 1906 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • 1906 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • 1910 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • 1910 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • 1913 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • 1914 Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • 1915 British Army captures Neuve Chapelle, Belgium
  • 1917 Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas
  • 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
  • 1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran

  • 1926 Run on Belgian banks
  • 1927 Albania mobilizes due to threats from the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

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1927 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1928 Christine Collins' son, Walter Collins, disappears in Los Angeles
  • 1931 Oswald Mosley leaves British Labour party and founds the "New Party"
  • 1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
  • 1933 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • 1934 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
  • 1934 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • 1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad, India
  • 1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • 1944 U-575 sinks British corvette HMS Asphodel in the Atlantic Ocean killing 92 of the 97 men aboard
  • 1945 Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West
  • 1945 Germany blows up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • 1945 Japan grants occupied Vietnam independence

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1945 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

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1945 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians.

  • 1945 US troops land in western Mindanao, Philippines in Operation VICTOR IV
  • 1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju, northeast Brazil
  • 1948 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca

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1951 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

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1952 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
  • 1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)

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1959 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa, Tibet
  • 1960 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
  • 1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
  • 1964 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City
  • 1965 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged
  • 1965 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" album by Buck Owens is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1965)
  • 1966 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
  • 1966 North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
  • 1968 North Vietnamese and communist Laotion troops overrun a secret US radar facility, Lima Site 85, on a Laos mountaintop
  • 1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1970 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
  • 1970 Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
  • 1971 US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
  • 1971 Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army
  • 1972 1st black US political convention opens in Gary, Indiana
  • 1972 General Lon Nol becomes President & Prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973 BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
  • 1973 Morocco adopts constitution
  • 1974 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • 1974 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
  • 1975 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • 1975 Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • 1977 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
  • 1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
  • 1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
  • 1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" single released by Kim Carnes (Billboard Song of the Year 1981)
  • 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)
  • 1992 "Come and Talk to Me" single released by Jodeci (Billboard Song of the Year 1992)
  • 1994 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • 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
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • 2000 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • 2003 "My Front Porch Looking In" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 2003)
  • 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.
  • 2012 At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza

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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