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.
- 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.
- 1830The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
- 1831The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
- 1864American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
- 1876Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
- 1952Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the “provisional president”.
- 1966Military 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.
- 1975Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
Who were born on March 10?
- 1842Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
- 1850Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
- 1887Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
- 1926Višnja Stahuljak, Croatian writer (d. 2011)
- 1947Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former police commissioner
- 1953Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
- 1971Timbaland, American rapper
- 1972Paraskevi Tsiamita, Greek athlete
- 1983Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
- 1985Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
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