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 69th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 25, 2023 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,973,440 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 ‘hexacontaenneagon’ day.
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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 337 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 3,731 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 10 Historical Events
Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
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.
An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
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.
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
Who were born on March 10?
Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)
Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former police commissioner
Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
Jon Hamm, American actor
Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian singer
Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
Jeffrey Scaperrotta, American actor
Who died on March 10?
Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (b. 1752)
Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Founder of the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)
Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
E. Power Biggs, English-born organist (b. 1906)
Andy Gibb, English-born singer (b. 1958)
Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)
Richard Fran Biegenwald, American serial killer (b. 1940)
Vangelis Kazan, Greek actor (b. 1936)
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