About March 10

March 10, 2021 is the 69th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 328 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.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service.

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