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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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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.
  • 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.
  • 1830
    The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
  • 1831
    The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
  • 1952
    Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the “provisional president”.
  • 1966
    Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky sacked rival General Nguyen Chanh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.

Who were born on March 10?

  • 1842
    Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
  • 1850
    Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
  • 1887
    Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • 1926
    Višnja Stahuljak, Croatian writer (d. 2011)
  • 1947
    Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former police commissioner
  • 1953
    Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • 1971
    Timbaland, American rapper
  • 1972
    Paraskevi Tsiamita, Greek athlete
  • 1983
    Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
  • 1985
    Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter

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