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10th of March 0298 EVENT Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
10th of March 1607 EVENT Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
10th of March 1629 EVENT Charles I of England dissolves the Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
10th of March 1735 EVENT An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
10th of March 1762 EVENT 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.
10th of March 1804 EVENT Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
10th of March 1814 EVENT Napoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
10th of March 1830 EVENT The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
10th of March 1831 EVENT The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
10th of March 1848 EVENT The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
10th of March 1861 EVENT El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
10th of March 1864 EVENT American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
10th of March 1876 EVENT Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
10th of March 1891 EVENT Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
10th of March 1906 EVENT The Courrieres mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
10th of March 1909 EVENT 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.
10th of March 1917 EVENT Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
10th of March 1922 EVENT 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.
10th of March 1933 EVENT An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
10th of March 1944 EVENT Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
10th of March 1945 EVENT The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
10th of March 1952 EVENT Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president".
10th of March 1959 EVENT Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.
10th of March 1966 EVENT 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.
10th of March 1969 EVENT In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
10th of March 1970 EVENT Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
10th of March 1975 EVENT Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
10th of March 1977 EVENT Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
10th of March 1980 EVENT Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
10th of March 1980 EVENT Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing
10th of March 1990 EVENT In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
10th of March 2000 EVENT The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
10th of March 2005 EVENT Tung Chee Hwa resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure.
10th of March 2006 EVENT The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
10th of March 2008 EVENT The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service.
10th of March 1415 BIRTHDAY Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
10th of March 1452 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1516)
10th of March 1503 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1564)
10th of March 1536 BIRTHDAY Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1572)
10th of March 1628 BIRTHDAY Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
10th of March 1709 BIRTHDAY Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
10th of March 1745 BIRTHDAY John Gunby, American soldier (d. 1807)
10th of March 1749 BIRTHDAY Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
10th of March 1769 BIRTHDAY Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist (d. 1840)
10th of March 1772 BIRTHDAY Friedrich von Schlegel, German aesthetician (d. 1829)
10th of March 1776 BIRTHDAY Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Prussia (d. 1810)
10th of March 1787 BIRTHDAY William Etty, English painter (d. 1849)
10th of March 1787 BIRTHDAY Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa, Spanish statesman and dramatist (d. 1862)
10th of March 1788 BIRTHDAY Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
10th of March 1810 BIRTHDAY Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
10th of March 1842 BIRTHDAY Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
10th of March 1844 BIRTHDAY Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist (d. 1908)
10th of March 1845 BIRTHDAY Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
10th of March 1846 BIRTHDAY Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
10th of March 1847 BIRTHDAY Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragist (d. 1934)
10th of March 1850 BIRTHDAY Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
10th of March 1875 BIRTHDAY Alexander Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, teacher, and composer (d. 1961)
10th of March 1881 BIRTHDAY Thomas Quinlan, musical impresario (d. 1951)
10th of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
10th of March 1888 BIRTHDAY Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)
10th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (d. 1955)
10th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
10th of March 1899 BIRTHDAY Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran (d. 2007)
10th of March 1900 BIRTHDAY Pandelis Pouliopoulos, secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1943)
10th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (d. 1931)
10th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Betty Amann, German-American actress. (d. 1990)
10th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
10th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
10th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Sir Charles Groves, English conductor (d. 1992)
10th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Frank Perconte, American sergeant.
10th of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Gunther Rall, German ace fighter pilot (d. 2009)
10th of March 1919 BIRTHDAY Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
10th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
10th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
10th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Val Logsdon Fitch, Nobel laureate
10th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
10th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
10th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
10th of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Huey P. Meaux, American record producer (d. 2011)
10th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Georges Dor, Quebecois author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
10th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
10th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Sepp Blatter, Swiss FIFA President
10th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
10th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
10th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens
10th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Chuck Norris, American actor, martial artist and internet meme
10th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Dean Torrence, American singer (Jan and Dean)
10th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
10th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Birgitta Sellen, Swedish politician
10th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Mike Hollands, Australian animator
10th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (d. 1993)
10th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
10th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former police commissioner
10th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Bob Greene, American journalist
10th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
10th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
10th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Richard Park, British media consultant and broadcaster
10th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Austin Carr, American basketball player
10th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and designer
10th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Mike O'Donnell, American Composer
10th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
10th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
10th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
10th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
10th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor, son of Roy Lichtenstein
10th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Robert Llewellyn, Writer, Actor, Presenter
10th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Matt Knudsen, American actor
10th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Shannon Tweed, Canadian actress and model
10th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Jim White, American folk singer-songwriter
10th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Osama bin Laden, Saudi Islamist and leader of al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
10th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)
10th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Sharon Stone, American actress
10th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, German keyboardist and songwriter
10th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
10th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Laurel Clark, physician and astronaut (d. 2003)
10th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
10th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast
10th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Bobby Petrino, American football coach
10th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
10th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Jasmine Guy, American actress
10th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
10th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Rick Rubin, American record producer
10th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Neneh Cherry, Swedish musician
10th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY David Faber, American television reporter
10th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
10th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Rod Woodson, American football player
10th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Grainne Mulvey, Irish composer
10th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Mike Timlin, American baseball player
10th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Edie Brickell, American singer
10th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Daichi Suzuki, Japanese swimmer
10th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Felice Arena, Australian children's author
10th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law professor and NMP
10th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Paget Brewster, American actress
10th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
10th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Michel van der Aa, Dutch composer
10th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Steve Arnold, British racing driver
10th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Jon Hamm, American actor
10th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Timbaland, American rapper
10th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
10th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Paraskevi Tsiamita, Greek athlete
10th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
10th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY John LeCompt, American guitarist
10th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Eva Herzigova, Czech model
10th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Chris Sutton, English footballer
10th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
10th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Dan Swano, Swedish musician
10th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Cristian de la Fuente, Chilean model and actor
10th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Jerry Horton, American guitarist (Papa Roach)
10th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Lyne Bessette, Canadian bicycle racer
10th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Kisaki, Japanese musician
10th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
10th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
10th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Shannon Miller, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
10th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Colin Murray, British radio DJ
10th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Rita Simons, English actress
10th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Bree Turner, American dancer and actress
10th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Robin Thicke, American singer
10th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
10th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Neil Alexander, Scottish footballer
10th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Edi Gathegi, American actor
10th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Steven Reid, Irish International footballer
10th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
10th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
10th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Kwame Brown, American basketball player
10th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian singer
10th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
10th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Carrie Underwood, American country singer
10th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Rafe Spall, English actor
10th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Nikos Arabatzis, Greek footballer
10th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Olivia Wilde, American actress
10th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Ben May, English footballer
10th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Lassana Diarra, French footballer
10th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
10th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY JC de Vera, Filipino actor
10th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Martellus Bennett, American football player
10th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Michael Dunlop, Northern Irish motorbike racer
10th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Ivan Rakitic, Croatian footballer
10th of March 1992 BIRTHDAY Emily Osment, American actress and singer
10th of March 1993 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Scaperrotta, American actor
10th of March 1291 DEATH Arghun, Persian ruler
10th of March 1315 DEATH Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic (Born c. 1244)
10th of March 1391 DEATH Tvrtko I, first king of Bosnia (Born 1338)
10th of March 1510 DEATH Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (Born 1445)
10th of March 1513 DEATH John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (Born 1443)
10th of March 1549 DEATH Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, English politician and diplomat
10th of March 1584 DEATH Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (Born 1532)
10th of March 1585 DEATH Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (Born 1517)
10th of March 1588 DEATH Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (Born 1533)
10th of March 1669 DEATH John Denham, English poet (Born 1615)
10th of March 1670 DEATH Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (Born 1604)
10th of March 1776 DEATH Elie Catherine Freron, French critic (Born 1719)
10th of March 1776 DEATH Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (Born 1701)
10th of March 1792 DEATH John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1713)
10th of March 1823 DEATH George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1746)
10th of March 1832 DEATH Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (Born 1752)
10th of March 1861 DEATH Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (Born 1814)
10th of March 1864 DEATH Jack Slade, American frontier figure (Born 1831)
10th of March 1872 DEATH Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician (Born 1805)
10th of March 1895 DEATH Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (Born 1826)
10th of March 1898 DEATH Marie-Eugenie de Jesus, Founder of the Religious of the Assumption (Born 1817)
10th of March 1910 DEATH Karl Lueger, mayor of Vienna (Born 1844)
10th of March 1910 DEATH Carl Reinecke, German pianist, conductor and composer (Born 1824)
10th of March 1913 DEATH Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist (Born 1820)
10th of March 1937 DEATH Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (Born 1884)
10th of March 1940 DEATH Mikhail Boulgakov, Russian writer (Born 1891)
10th of March 1942 DEATH William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1862)
10th of March 1948 DEATH Zelda Fitzgerald, American novelist, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Born 1900)
10th of March 1948 DEATH Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia (Born 1886)
10th of March 1949 DEATH James Rector, American athlete (Born 1884)
10th of March 1950 DEATH Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (Born 1902)
10th of March 1951 DEATH Kijuro Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (Born 1872)
10th of March 1966 DEATH Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1888)
10th of March 1967 DEATH Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (Born 1885)
10th of March 1970 DEATH Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (Born 1904)
10th of March 1973 DEATH Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (Born 1897)
10th of March 1977 DEATH E. Power Biggs, English-born organist (Born 1906)
10th of March 1982 DEATH Minoru Shirota, inventor of Yakult (Born 1899)
10th of March 1984 DEATH June Marlowe, American actress (Born 1903)
10th of March 1985 DEATH Bob Nieman, American baseball player (Born 1927)
10th of March 1985 DEATH Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Born 1911)
10th of March 1986 DEATH Ray Milland, British actor (Born 1905)
10th of March 1988 DEATH Andy Gibb, English-born singer (Born 1958)
10th of March 1992 DEATH Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (Born 1925)
10th of March 1994 DEATH Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright (Born 1929)
10th of March 1996 DEATH Ross Hunter, American film producer (Born 1920)
10th of March 1997 DEATH La Vern Baker, American singer (Born 1929)
10th of March 1998 DEATH Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Born 1913)
10th of March 1999 DEATH Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (Born 1919)
10th of March 1999 DEATH Valentino Mazzia, American forensic anesthesiologist (Born 1922)
10th of March 2001 DEATH Nicholas Georgiadis, Greek painter, stage and costume designer (Born 1923)
10th of March 2001 DEATH Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and activist (Born 1958)
10th of March 2003 DEATH Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (Born 1950)
10th of March 2004 DEATH Dave Blood (David Schulthise), American musician (Born 1956)
10th of March 2005 DEATH Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (Born 1951)
10th of March 2005 DEATH Dave Allen, Irish comedian (Born 1936)
10th of March 2006 DEATH Anna Moffo, American soprano (Born 1932)
10th of March 2007 DEATH Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (Born 1938)
10th of March 2007 DEATH Richard Jeni, American comedian (Born 1957)
10th of March 2008 DEATH Richard Fran Biegenwald, American serial killer (Born 1940)
10th of March 2008 DEATH Vangelis Kazan, Greek actor (Born 1936)
10th of March 2010 DEATH Corey Haim, Canadian actor (Born 1971)
10th of March 2010 DEATH Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian Muslim cleric (Born 1928)

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