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Friday March 10, 2017

March 10: Day of the Week

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
  • 1959
    Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
  • 1969
    In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
  • 1980
    Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing

Who were born on March 10?

  • 1842
    Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
  • 1845
    Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
  • 1899
    Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • 1946
    Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
  • 1949
    Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and designer
  • 1957
    Osama bin Laden, Saudi Islamist and leader of al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
  • 1971
    Jon Hamm, American actor
  • 1981
    Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
  • 1982
    Kwame Brown, American basketball player

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