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.
  • 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    An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.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.
  • 1830
    The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.

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