March 10: Day of the Week
March 10, 2019 was the 69th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 296 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
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March 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1607Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1629Charles I of England dissolves the Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
- 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.
- 1876Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
- 1945The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
- 1969In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
- 1980Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing
- 2000The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
- 2006The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
Who were born on March 10?
- 1503Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1564)
- 1875Alexander Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, teacher, and composer (d. 1961)
- 1920Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
- 1947Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
- 1948Richard Park, British media consultant and broadcaster
- 1957Matt Knudsen, American actor
- 1973John LeCompt, American guitarist
- 1976Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
- 1983Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian singer
- 1988Ivan Rakitić, Croatian footballer
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