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This Day in History: March 10th

Updated on April 21, 2017
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Larry Slawson is a graduate student who specializes in the field of Russian and Ukrainian history.

This Day in History: March 10th (Fast Facts)

March 10th

Zodiac Sign: Pisces (February 19th to March 20th)

Day Number: 69th Day of the Year (70th Day during Leap Years)

Birthstone: Bloodstone

Birth Flower: Daffodils

International Holidays and Observances Today: International Bagpipe Day; Mario Day; International Day of Awesomeness; National Pack Your Lunch Day Word of the Day: Stravage -- to wander aimlessly; to saunter; stroll

Random Fact of the Day: Duct tape was invented for the U.S. Army in World War Two for use on their ammunition crates.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -- Helen Keller.

Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 23:4 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Random Russian Word of the Day: Zhdat' (To wait for; expect) -- ждать (Cyrillic)

Famous Birthdays On This Day

1.) In 1415, Vasili II (Russian Tsar)

2.) In 1503, Ferdinand I (German Emperor)

3.) In 1809, William David Porter (Union Naval Commander)

4.) In 1818, George Wythe Randolph (Secretary of War for the Confederacy)

5.) In 1824, Thomas James Churchill (Major General for the Confederacy)

6.) In 1832, William Henry Penrose (Brigadier General for the Union)

7.) In 1845, Alexander III (Russian Tsar)

8.) In 1846, Edward Baker Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's Son)

9.) In 1896, Harry Krimer (Actor)

10.) In 1908, Carl Albert (United States Speaker of the House)

11.) In 1928, James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's Assassin)

12.) In 1940, Chuck Norris (American Actor and Martial Arts Expert)

13.) In 1946, Hiroshi Fushida (Japanese race-car driver)

14.) In 1947, Kim Campbell (Canadian Prime Minister)

15.) In 1957, Shannon Tweed (American Actress)

16.) In 1957, Osama bin laden (Terrorist)

17.) In 1958, Sharon Stone (American Actress)

18.) In 1961, Jess Sapolu (NFL Player for San Francisco 49ers)

19.) In 1961, Pam Oliver (Sportscaster)

20.) In 1964, Prince Edward (British Prince)

21.) In 1970, Antonio Edwards (NFL Player for Seattle Seahawks)

22.) In 1971, Jon Hamm (American Actor)

23.) In 1977, Robin Thicke (American Singer)

24.) In 1983, Carrie Underwood (American Singer)

25.) In 1992, Emily Osment (American Actress)

*And, of course, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to any of my readers who were born on March 10th!

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Famous Historical Events On This Day

1.) In 241 B.C., Battle of the Aegates Islands takes place (First Punic War)

2.) In 1535, the Galapagos Islands are discovered.

3.) In 1783, Last naval battle of the American Revolutionary War is fought off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

4.) In 1852, the United States government issues the first paper money.

5.) In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call.

6.) In 1902, Turkish city of Tochangri is destroyed by a major earthquake.

7.) In 1905, Japanese Army captures Shenyang.

8.) In 1906, Over 1,000 people are killed by a coal-mine explosion in Courrieres, France.

9.) In 1910, China abolishes slavery.

10.) In 1933, Long Beach, California experiences a massive earthquake.

11.) In 1944, British ship HMS Asphodel is sunk by the German Navy, killing 92 people.

12.) In 1945, Tokyo is firebombed by the United States -- killing more than 100,000 people.

13.) In 1952, General Fulgencio Batista leads a military coup in Cuba.

14.) In 1960, the USSR asserts that it will cease nuclear testing.

15.) In 1969, James Earl Ray enters a plea of "guilty" in his involvement with the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

16.) In 1973, Pink Floyd's Album, "Dark Side of the Moon" released.

17.) In 1977, Rings around the planet Uranus are discovered by astronomers.

18.) In 1978, "The Incredible Hulk" makes its debut on CBS.

19.) In 1982, American President Ronald Reagan initiates economic sanctions against the Libyan government.

20.) In 1997, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" makes its debut on the WB Network.

21.) In 2006, Reconnaissance Orbiter reaches the planet Mars.

22.) In 2012, Israel is attacked with over 130 rockets.

Famous Deaths on March 10th

1.) In 37, Tiberius Claudius Nero (Roman Emperor)

2.) In 1391, Tvrtko I (Bosnian King)

3.) In 1701, Johann Schelle (German Composer)

4.) In 1913, Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist)

5.) In 1973, Eugene "Bull" Connor (Segregationist)

6.) In 1985, Konstantin Chernenko (General Secretary of the Soviet Union)

7.) In 1988, Andy Gibb (Singer)

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Please be sure to check out my other "days in history" articles as well! If you have any comments or suggestions for additional items that you would like to see, please don't hesitate to comment below! I am always on the lookout for additional content to add.

Until next time!

Works Cited

"Pisces Zodiac Sign Pisces Horoscope." Astrology Zodiac Signs. Accessed March 10, 2017.


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      Larry Slawson 13 months ago from North Carolina

      @ThreeKeys, I'm so glad you enjoyed the article! I'm not sure what inspired me to write it, to be honest haha. But I think its something that I'm going to try and implement into my daily routine from now on :)

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      Threekeys 13 months ago from Australia

      I just loved this multifacted article. All kinds of interesting facts to peruse and remember. And yes , a shout out "happy birthday", if you were born on the 10th March!