About March 10

March 10, 2020 is the 70th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 339 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 10

  • 298
    Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
  • 1629
    Charles I of England dissolves the Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
  • 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.
  • 1814
    Napoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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