March 10: Day of the Week
March 10, 2018 was the 69th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 296 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 241 BCFirst Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands – The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
- 1735An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
- 1804Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 2005Tung Chee Hwa resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure.
Who were born on March 10?
- 1788Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
- 1845Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
- 1850Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
- 1903Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (d. 1931)
- 1937Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1952Mike O'Donnell, American Composer
- 1966Mike Timlin, American baseball player
- 1973Chris Sutton, English footballer
- 1975Lyne Bessette, Canadian bicycle racer
- 1981Steven Reid, Irish International footballer
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