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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.

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.

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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.

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March 10 Historical Event(s)

  • 1861
    El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 1917
    Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines’s earliest encomiendas.
  • 1944
    Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
  • 1952
    Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the “provisional president”.
  • 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
  • 1980
    Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
  • 2006
    The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.

Who were born on March 10?

  • 1787
    Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa, Spanish statesman and dramatist (d. 1862)
  • 1810
    Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1928
    James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
  • 1931
    Georges Dor, Québécois author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1940
    Chuck Norris, American actor, martial artist and internet meme
  • 1940
    David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
  • 1940
    Dean Torrence, American singer (Jan and Dean)
  • 1971
    Steve Arnold, British racing driver
  • 1976
    Kisaki, Japanese musician
  • 1979
    Edi Gathegi, American actor

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