This Day in History for 10th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 162

241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
418 - Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
1535 - Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers Galapagos Islands
1578 - Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
1624 - England declares war on Spain
1629 - King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later
1661 - French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
1681 - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1734 - Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
1735 - An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
1762 - French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform
1789 - Franklin College founded
1791 - John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver
1791 - Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
1801 - First census in Great Britain
1830 - The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
1831 - The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
1847 - 1st money minted in Hawaii
1849 - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (the US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1861 - El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
1862 - Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar
1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
1864 - Grant is named commander of the Union armies
1864 - Red River campaign LA
1865 - Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
1874 - Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student
1876 - 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
1880 - General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1880 - Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
1888 - 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"
1888 - HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
1891 - Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
1893 - Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
1893 - New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
Inventor Alexander Graham BellInventor Alexander Graham Bell 1896 - Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
1896 - Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
1896 - After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
1900 - Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1902 - Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
1902 - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.
1903 - Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
1903 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
1905 - Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
1905 - Eleftherios Venizelos demands union of Crete with Greece again, starting the Cretan Revolution in Theriso.
1906 - 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
1906 - Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
1906 - Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
1909 - Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
1910 - China ends slavery
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1910 - Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
1913 - Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
1913 - William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
1914 - Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
1915 - British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
1917 - Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
1920 - NHL's Quebec Bulldog Jim Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
1922 - KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1922 - State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
1925 - Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
1926 - Run on Belgian banks
1927 - Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes
1927 - Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches
1931 - British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
1933 - Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1933 - Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
1934 - Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1934 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
1934 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1938 - 10th Academy Awards - "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win
1939 - 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
1940 - 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
1941 - Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
1944 - U-575 sinks HMS Asphodel
1945 - Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
1945 - Japan declares Vietnam Independence
1945 - Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army
1945 - Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombing
1945 - US troops lands on Mindanao
1945 - US Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 1946 - Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
1948 - 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
1949 - Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
1951 - "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1951 - FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
1952 - Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
1956 - General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
1956 - Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
1957 - Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
1959 - Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck
1959 - Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC
1959 - Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
1960 - USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
1962 - Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
1963 - Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1963 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
1964 - US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
1965 - Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged
1966 - 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
1966 - North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King Jr

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 227

1415 - Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
1452 - Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
1503 - Ferdinand I, German emperor (1558-64)
1538 - Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
1628 - Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
1628 - Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
1656 - Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
1698 - Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
1709 - Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
1713 - Christian Friedrich Schale, composer
1713 - Raphael Weiss, composer
1745 - John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
1748 - John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
1749 - Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
1755 - Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
1769 - Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
1771 - Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
1772 - Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
1776 - Luise, Queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
1780 - Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
1787 - William Etty, English painter (nudes)
1788 - Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
1809 - William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1864
1810 - John McCloskey, US, pres of St John's College (Fordham U)
1810 - Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
1812 - Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
1818 - George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1867
1822 - Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter/lithographer
1824 - Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1832 - William Henry Penrose, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1839 - Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer
1842 - Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
1844 - Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dancing)
1845 - Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
1846 - Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
1847 - Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragist (d. 1934)
1850 - Mary Mills Patrick, US, 1st pres of Istanbul Woman's College
1850 - Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
1865 - Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
1867 - Lillian D Wald, US, sociologist/organizer (Visiting Nurses)
1870 - Alfred Kastner, composer
1872 - Felix Borowski, composer
1873 - Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
1875 - Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
1877 - David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
1878 - Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
1880 - Michael Jacobs, NYC, boxing promoter
1881 - Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (d. 1951)
1884 - Stuart Holmes, Chicago IL, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1887 - Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
1888 - Barry Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way)
1888 - Krsto Odak, composer
1891 - Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
1892 - Arthur Honegger, Le Havre, France, composer (King David, Pacific 231)
1892 - Eva Turner, British soprano
1892 - Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
1896 - Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon)
1896 - Nancy Cunard, writer
1898 - Cy Kendall, St Louis Mo, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
1899 - Finn Hoffding, composer
1899 - Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
1900 - Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
1903 - Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
1905 - Rene Bernier, composer
1905 - Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
1907 - Robert de Roos, composer
1908 - Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
1908 - Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
1909 - Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
1911 - Warner Anderson, Bkln, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place)
1914 - Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
1915 - Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
1915 - Sir Charles Groves, English conductor(d. 1992)
1916 - Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
1917 - Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII.
1918 - Heywood Hale Broun, journalist
1918 - Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
1919 - Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
1920 - Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
1920 - Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
1920 - Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
1921 - Cec Linder, Galica Poland, actor (Goldfinger)
1921 - Paul Coates, NYC, columnist (Tonight! America After Dark)
1922 - Adam Kennedy, Lafayette Ind, actor (Dion-Californian)
1922 - Pamela Mason, London, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters)
1925 - Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
1925 - M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
1925 - Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
1927 - Claude Laydu, actress (Diary of a Country Priest)
1927 - Donn Trenner, New Haven Ct, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife)
1927 - Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
1928 - Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
1928 - James Earl Ray, assassin (Martin Luther King Jr)
1928 - Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
1930 - Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
1930 - Sandor Iharos, athlete
1931 - Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
1932 - Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)
1933 - Bernadetta Matuszczak, composer
1934 - Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

1526 - Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville
1863 - Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel
1966 - Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
2000 - Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
2007 - Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007 - Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
2012 - "Curly Sue" actress Alisan Porter (30) weds former "Days of Our Lives" actor Brian Autenrieth (33) at Diablo Dormido in the Santa Monica

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1927 - American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

37 - Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78
483 - Simplicius, Italian Pope (468-83), dies
1291 - Arghun, Persian ruler
1391 - Tvrtko I first king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
1510 - Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
1513 - John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
1546 - Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
1584 - Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
1585 - Rembert Dodoens, [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist, dies at 67
1588 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
1592 - Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies
1597 - Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
1669 - John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
1670 - Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
1700 - Diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer, dies at 61
1701 - Johann Schelle, composer, dies at 52
1716 - Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
1735 - Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E Indies, dies at about 46
1776 - Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
1776 - Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
1792 - John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
1819 - Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
1826 - Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
1832 - Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
1861 - Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67
1861 - Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
1864 - Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52
1865 - William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, Confed gen-maj, dies at 48
1866 - Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
1870 - Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer, dies at 75
1872 - Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
1875 - Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
1888 - Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
1892 - Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
1895 - Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)
1897 - Teodulo Mabellini, composer, dies at 79
1900 - Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
1901 - Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38
1906 - Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
1910 - Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85
1910 - Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman (1913) 1913 - Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93
1922 - Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
1922 - Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
1935 - Barend Barendse, actor/director (Broken Lives), dies at 82
1937 - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
1940 - Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
1940 - Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
1942 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1943 - Tully Marshall, actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
1944 - David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
1948 - Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
1948 - Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
1949 - James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
1950 - Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
1951 - Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
1953 - Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
1966 - Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
1966 - Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
1967 - Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
1968 - Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47
1970 - Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
1971 - Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
1973 - Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
1973 - Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
1974 - June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
1974 - Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
1975 - Leopold Samuel, composer, dies at 91
1977 - E Power Biggs, English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70
1977 - Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 74
1977 - Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
1980 - Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
1984 - June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
1985 - Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
1986 - Ray Milland, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945), dies at 81
Singer and TV Host Andy GibbSinger and TV Host Andy Gibb (1988) 1988 - Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30
1988 - Glenn Cunningham, US world record miler, dies at 78
1988 - William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
1990 - Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
1992 - Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
1992 - Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
1993 - C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
1993 - David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
1994 - Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman, dies at 92
1994 - Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
1994 - Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
1995 - Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
1995 - Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
1995 - Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
1995 - Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
1996 - Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
1996 - Ross Hunter, US producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at 75
1997 - La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
1998 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
1999 - Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
2001 - Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
2003 - Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
2004 - Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
2005 - Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
2005 - Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)

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