March 10: Day of the Week
March 10, 2020 is the 70th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 296 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 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.
- 1891Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
- 1906The Courrières mine disaster, Europe’s worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
- 1909By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.
- 1917Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines’s earliest encomiendas.
- 1952Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the “provisional president”.
- 1959Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.
- 1975Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
- 1980Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing
Who were born on March 10?
- 1452Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1516)
- 1887Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
- 1938Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens
- 1947Bob Greene, American journalist
- 1951Gloria Diaz, Filipina actress, Miss Universe 1969
- 1964Neneh Cherry, Swedish musician
- 1970Michel van der Aa, Dutch composer
- 1973Eva Herzigova, Czech model
- 1976Kisaki, Japanese musician
- 1982Kwame Brown, American basketball player
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