March 10 Events

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March 10th, 2006 (March 10 2006)EventThe Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
March 10th, 2006 (March 10 2006)EventMass unrest by the PCC started in Sao Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.
March 10th, 2000 (March 10 2000)EventThe NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
March 10th, 1990 (March 10 1990)EventIn Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
March 10th, 1987 (March 10 1987)EventThe Holy See condemns the practice of surrogate motherhood, along with test-tube babies and artificial insemination.
March 10th, 1982 (March 10 1982)EventThe United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
March 10th, 1982 (March 10 1982)EventSyzygy: all 9 planets align on the same side of the Sun. See also Jupiter effect.
March 10th, 1980 (March 10 1980)EventMadeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
March 10th, 1977 (March 10 1977)EventRings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
March 10th, 1975 (March 10 1975)EventVietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
March 10th, 1975 (March 10 1975)EventSanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
March 10th, 1970 (March 10 1970)EventVietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged with My Lai war crimes.
March 10th, 1969 (March 10 1969)EventIn Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He would later retract his guilty plea.Martin Luther Quotes
March 10th, 1959 (March 10 1959)EventTibet leads an unsuccessful uprising against ten years of Chinese occupation in Lhasa. Thousands are massacred by the occupying Chinese army.
March 10th, 1952 (March 10 1952)EventFulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba.
March 10th, 1948 (March 10 1948)EventThe Indian Union Muslim League is founded, by remnants of the old Muslim League.
March 10th, 1945 (March 10 1945)EventThe Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
March 10th, 1933 (March 10 1933)EventAn earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 120 people.
March 10th, 1922 (March 10 1922)EventMahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, although he is released after two years in February 1924 after an operation for appendicitis.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
March 10th, 1917 (March 10 1917)EventBatangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines s earliest encomiendas.
March 10th, 1912 (March 10 1912)EventYuan Shikai is sworn in as the second Provisional President of the Republic of China.
March 10th, 1906 (March 10 1906)EventThe Courrieres mine disaster, Europe s worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
March 10th, 1905 (March 10 1905)EventEleftherios Venizelos asks the independence of Crete and its union with Greece again, starting the Cretan Revolution in Theriso.
March 10th, 1902 (March 10 1902)EventSecond Boer War: South African Boers win their last battle over British forces, with the capture of a British general and 200 of his men.
March 10th, 1902 (March 10 1902)EventA United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.
March 10th, 1893 (March 10 1893)EventCote d Ivoire becomes a French colony.
March 10th, 1891 (March 10 1891)EventAlmon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
March 10th, 1880 (March 10 1880)EventMembers of the Salvation Army land in the United States and begin operations.
March 10th, 1876 (March 10 1876)EventAlexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
March 10th, 1864 (March 10 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
March 10th, 1861 (March 10 1861)EventEl Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
March 10th, 1848 (March 10 1848)EventThe Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
March 10th, 1831 (March 10 1831)EventThe French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
March 10th, 1830 (March 10 1830)EventThe KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
March 10th, 1814 (March 10 1814)EventNapoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
March 10th, 1804 (March 10 1804)EventLouisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
March 10th, 1801 (March 10 1801)EventFirst census in Great Britain
March 10th, 1762 (March 10 1762)EventFrench Huguenot Jean Calas, who was 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 Voltaire Quotes
March 10th, 1735 (March 10 1735)EventAn agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
March 10th, 1629 (March 10 1629)EventCharles I of England dissolves Parliament, starting the Eleven Years Tyranny in which there was no parliament.
March 10th, 0241 (March 10 0241)EventFirst Punic War: Battle of the Aegates IslandsThe Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.

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