About March 10

March 10, 2022 is the 69th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 318 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened 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.
  • 1607
    Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1735
    An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines’s earliest encomiendas.
  • 1944
    Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
  • 1952
    Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the “provisional president”.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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