What happened this day in history March 10

What are the important events that happened on March 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 10 is the 70th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 26, 2024 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,500,480 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontagon’ day.

Pisces is the zodiac 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 325 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,097 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 10 Historical Events

  • 1830
    The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
  • 1848
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
  • 1906
    The Courrières mine disaster, Europe’s worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
  • 2008
    The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service.

Who were born on March 10?

  • 1415
    Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
  • 1709
    Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • 1847
    Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragist (d. 1934)
  • 1899
    Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Georges Dor, Québécois author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1946
    Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (d. 1993)
  • 1952
    Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
  • 1981
    Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1985
    Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Tuukka Rask, Finnish ice hockey player

Who died on March 10?

  • 1291
    Arghun, Persian ruler
  • 1823
    George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1746)
  • 1940
    Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1949
    James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • 1982
    Minoru Shirota, inventor of Yakult (b. 1899)
  • 2005
    Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
  • 2005
    Danny Taylor, American musician (Silver Apples)
  • 2007
    Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    Vangelis Kazan, Greek actor (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian Muslim cleric (b. 1928)

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