March 10: Day of the Week
March 10, 2020 was the 70th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 296 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 298Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
- 1831The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
- 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.
- 1944Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
- 1945The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
- 1959Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
- 1968Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.
- 1969In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
- 1980Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
- 2006The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
Who were born on March 10?
- 1415Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
- 1745John Gunby, American soldier (d. 1807)
- 1788Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
- 1936Sepp Blatter, Swiss FIFA President
- 1947Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
- 1949Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and designer
- 1963Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam)
- 1971Jon Hamm, American actor
- 1978Benjamin Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
- 1984Ben May, English footballer
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