What happened on March 10? There are more than 252 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 10

March 10 In HistoryMarch 10 is the 69th day of the year 2021. There are 296 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 10th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 sunrise will occur at 06:42 AM and sunset will occur at 06:31 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 328 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For 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.
  • 298
    Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
  • 1607
    Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1629
    Charles I of England dissolves the Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
  • 1735
    An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
  • 1762
    French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.
  • 1804
    Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
  • 1814
    Napoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
  • 1816
    Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito.
  • 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.
  • 1848
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
  • 1861
    El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
  • 1891
    Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
  • 1906
    The Courrières mine disaster, Europe’s worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
  • 1909
    By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.
  • 1917
    Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines’s earliest encomiendas.
  • 1922
    Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.
  • 1933
    An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
  • 1944
    Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
  • 1945
    The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
  • 1952
    Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the “provisional president”.
  • 1959
    Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
  • 1966
    Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky sacked rival General Nguyen Chanh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.
  • 1969
    In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
  • 1977
    Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
  • 1980
    Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing
  • 1980
    Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
  • 1990
    In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
  • 2000
    The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
  • 2005
    Tung Chee Hwa resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure.
  • 2006
    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • 2008
    The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service.

Who Were Born On March 10?

  • 1415
    Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
  • 1452
    Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1516)
  • 1503
    Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1564)
  • 1536
    Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1572)
  • 1628
    Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
  • 1709
    Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • 1745
    John Gunby, American soldier (d. 1807)
  • 1749
    Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
  • 1769
    Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist (d. 1840)
  • 1772
    Friedrich von Schlegel, German aesthetician (d. 1829)
  • 1776
    Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Prussia (d. 1810)
  • 1787
    Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa, Spanish statesman and dramatist (d. 1862)
  • 1787
    William Etty, English painter (d. 1849)
  • 1788
    Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
  • 1810
    Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1842
    Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
  • 1844
    Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist (d. 1908)
  • 1845
    Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1846
    Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
  • 1847
    Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragist (d. 1934)
  • 1850
    Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
  • 1875
    Alexander Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, teacher, and composer (d. 1961)
  • 1881
    Thomas Quinlan, musical impresario (d. 1951)
  • 1887
    Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • 1888
    Baldwin Cooke, American actor d. 1953
  • 1888
    Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)
  • 1892
    Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (d. 1955)
  • 1892
    Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • 1899
    Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran (d. 2007)
  • 1900
    Pandelis Pouliopoulos, secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1943)
  • 1903
    Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (d. 1931)
  • 1905
    Betty Amann, German-American actress. (d. 1990)
  • 1905
    Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
  • 1915
    Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • 1915
    Sir Charles Groves, English conductor (d. 1992)
  • 1917
    Frank Perconte, American sergeant.
  • 1918
    Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
  • 1920
    Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1920
    Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1923
    Val Logsdon Fitch, Nobel laureate
  • 1925
    Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Višnja Stahuljak, Croatian writer (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
  • 1928
    Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
  • 1929
    Huey P. Meaux, American record producer (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Georges Dor, Québécois author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1935
    Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • 1936
    Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1936
    Sepp Blatter, Swiss FIFA President
  • 1937
    Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens
  • 1940
    Chuck Norris, American actor, martial artist and internet meme
  • 1940
    David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
  • 1940
    Dean Torrence, American singer (Jan and Dean)
  • 1945
    Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
  • 1946
    Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • 1946
    Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (d. 1993)
  • 1946
    Mike Hollands, Australian animator
  • 1947
    Bob Greene, American journalist
  • 1947
    Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1947
    Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former police commissioner
  • 1947
    Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
  • 1948
    Austin Carr, American basketball player
  • 1948
    Richard Park, British media consultant and broadcaster
  • 1949
    Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and designer
  • 1951
    Gloria Diaz, Filipina actress, Miss Universe 1969
  • 1952
    Johanna Lindsey, American novelist
  • 1952
    Mike O'Donnell, American Composer
  • 1952
    Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
  • 1953
    Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • 1955
    Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955
    Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1956
    Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor, son of Roy Lichtenstein
  • 1956
    Robert Llewellyn, Writer, Actor, Presenter
  • 1957
    Jim White, American folk singer-songwriter
  • 1957
    Matt Knudsen, American actor
  • 1957
    Osama bin Laden, Saudi Islamist and leader of al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
  • 1957
    Shannon Tweed, Canadian actress and model
  • 1958
    Sharon Stone, American actress
  • 1958
    Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1960
    Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
  • 1960
    Lance Burton, American stage illusionist
  • 1960
    Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, German keyboardist and songwriter
  • 1961
    Bobby Petrino, American football coach
  • 1961
    Laurel Clark, physician and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1961
    Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast
  • 1961
    Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
  • 1962
    Jasmine Guy, American actress
  • 1962
    Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • 1963
    Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1963
    Rick Rubin, American record producer
  • 1964
    David Faber, American television reporter
  • 1964
    Neneh Cherry, Swedish musician
  • 1964
    Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
  • 1965
    Rod Woodson, American football player
  • 1966
    Edie Brickell, American singer
  • 1966
    Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer
  • 1966
    Mike Timlin, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Daichi Suzuki, Japanese swimmer
  • 1968
    Felice Arena, Australian children’s author
  • 1968
    Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law professor and NMP
  • 1969
    Paget Brewster, American actress
  • 1969
    Walter Schreifels, American musician (Gorilla Biscuits)
  • 1970
    Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • 1970
    Michel van der Aa, Dutch composer
  • 1971
    Jon Hamm, American actor
  • 1971
    Steve Arnold, British racing driver
  • 1971
    Timbaland, American rapper
  • 1972
    Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • 1972
    Paraskevi Tsiamita, Greek athlete
  • 1972
    Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • 1973
    Chris Sutton, English footballer
  • 1973
    Dan Swanö, Swedish musician
  • 1973
    Eva Herzigova, Czech model
  • 1973
    John LeCompt, American guitarist
  • 1973
    Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 1974
    Cristián de la Fuente, Chilean model and actor
  • 1975
    Jerry Horton, American guitarist (Papa Roach)
  • 1975
    Lyne Bessette, Canadian bicycle racer
  • 1976
    Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
  • 1976
    Kisaki, Japanese musician
  • 1977
    Bree Turner, American dancer and actress
  • 1977
    Colin Murray, British radio DJ
  • 1977
    Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
  • 1977
    Rita Simons, English actress
  • 1977
    Robin Thicke, American singer
  • 1977
    Shannon Miller, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
  • 1978
    Benjamin Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
  • 1978
    Neil Alexander, Scottish footballer
  • 1979
    Edi Gathegi, American actor
  • 1981
    Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
  • 1981
    Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1981
    Steven Reid, Irish International footballer
  • 1982
    Kwame Brown, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Carrie Underwood, American country singer
  • 1983
    Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian singer
  • 1983
    Rafe Spall, English actor
  • 1983
    Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
  • 1984
    Ben May, English footballer
  • 1984
    Nikos Arabatzis, Greek footballer
  • 1984
    Olivia Wilde, American actress
  • 1985
    Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985
    Lassana Diarra, French footballer
  • 1986
    JC de Vera, Filipino actor
  • 1987
    Martellus Bennett, American football player
  • 1987
    Tuukka Rask, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Ivan Rakitić, Croatian footballer
  • 1988
    Michael Dunlop, Northern Irish motorbike racer
  • 1992
    Emily Osment, American actress and singer
  • 1993
    Jeffrey Scaperrotta, American actor

Who Died On March 10?

  • 1291
    Arghun, Persian ruler
  • 1315
    Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic (b. c. 1244)
  • 1391
    Tvrtko I, first king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
  • 1510
    Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
  • 1513
    John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1549
    Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, English politician and diplomat
  • 1584
    Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
  • 1585
    Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1517)
  • 1588
    Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
  • 1669
    John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1670
    Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1776
    Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776
    Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • 1792
    John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1713)
  • 1823
    George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1746)
  • 1832
    Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (b. 1752)
  • 1861
    Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
  • 1864
    Jack Slade, American frontier figure (b. 1831)
  • 1872
    Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician (b. 1805)
  • 1895
    Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)
  • 1898
    Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Founder of the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)
  • 1910
    Carl Reinecke, German pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1824)
  • 1910
    Karl Lueger, mayor of Vienna (b. 1844)
  • 1913
    Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist (b. 1820)
  • 1937
    Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1940
    Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1942
    William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1948
    Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia (b. 1886)
  • 1948
    Zelda Fitzgerald, American novelist, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • 1949
    James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • 1950
    Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1951
    Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • 1966
    Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1967
    Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1970
    Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • 1973
    Eugene ‘Bull’Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1977
    E. Power Biggs, English-born organist (b. 1906)
  • 1982
    Minoru Shirota, inventor of Yakult (b. 1899)
  • 1984
    June Marlowe, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1985
    Bob Nieman, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1985
    Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Ray Milland, British actor (b. 1905)
  • 1988
    Andy Gibb, English-born singer (b. 1958)
  • 1992
    Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1994
    Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright (b. 1929)
  • 1996
    Ross Hunter, American film producer (b. 1920)
  • 1997
    LaVern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 1998
    Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1999
    Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • 1999
    Valentino Mazzia, American forensic anesthesiologist (b. 1922)
  • 2001
    Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and activist (b. 1958)
  • 2001
    Nicholas Georgiadis, Greek painter, stage and costume designer (b. 1923)
  • 2003
    Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
  • 2004
    Dave Blood (David Schulthise), American musician (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
  • 2005
    Danny Taylor, American musician (Silver Apples)
  • 2005
    Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • 2006
    Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2008
    Richard Fran Biegenwald, American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2008
    Vangelis Kazan, Greek actor (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • 2010
    Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian Muslim cleric (b. 1928)

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