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Friday March 10, 2017

March 10: Day of the Week

March 10, 2017 is the 69th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

March 10 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito.
  • 1830
    The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
  • 2000
    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?

  • 1788
    Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
  • 1846
    Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
  • 1920
    Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
  • 1961
    Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast
  • 1962
    Jasmine Guy, American actress
  • 1968
    Felice Arena, Australian children’s author
  • 1970
    Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • 1977
    Shannon Miller, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
  • 1979
    Edi Gathegi, American actor

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