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.
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.
- 1607Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1804Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
- 1814Napoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
- 1816Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito.
- 1830The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
- 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.
- 1933An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
- 1970Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
- 2000The 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?
- 1788Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
- 1846Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
- 1920Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
- 1928James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
- 1961Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast
- 1962Jasmine Guy, American actress
- 1968Felice Arena, Australian children’s author
- 1970Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
- 1977Shannon Miller, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
- 1979Edi Gathegi, American actor
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