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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 298Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
- 1762French 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.
- 1804Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
- 1861El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
- 1922Mahatma 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.
- 1945The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
- 1959Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
- 1969In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
- 1970Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
- 1980Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing
Who were born on March 10?
- 1842Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
- 1845Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
- 1899Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran (d. 2007)
- 1915Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
- 1946Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
- 1949Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and designer
- 1957Osama bin Laden, Saudi Islamist and leader of al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
- 1971Jon Hamm, American actor
- 1981Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
- 1982Kwame Brown, American basketball player
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