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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2000The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
Who were born on March 10?
- 1415Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
- 1628Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
- 1787Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa, Spanish statesman and dramatist (d. 1862)
- 1923Val Logsdon Fitch, Nobel laureate
- 1945Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
- 1946Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
- 1947Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
- 1951Gloria Diaz, Filipina actress, Miss Universe 1969
- 1962Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
- 1978Neil Alexander, Scottish footballer
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