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Friday, March 10, 2006

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Five British men are released from detention at C Delta, Guantanamo Bay. After they land at RAF Brize Norton, 4 of them are immediately arrested for questioning.

Friday, March 10, 2000

The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048.//www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_1000766.shtml Fifth Anniversary: Nasdaq's record all-time closing high 5,048.62. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
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Tuesday, March 10, 1992

Following Super Tuesday voting, Bill Clinton is declared the likely winner of the Democratic Party presidential primaries.

Saturday, March 10, 1990

Cold War: Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union with the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania.
Eighteen months after seizing power in a coup, Prosper Avril is ousted in Haiti.

Friday, March 10, 1978

"Soyuz 28" lands.

Thursday, March 10, 1977

The rings of Uranus are discovered.

Sunday, March 10, 1974

A Japanese World War II soldier, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, surrenders in the Philippines.

Saturday, March 10, 1973

Sir Richard Sharples, Governor of Bermuda, is assassinated in Government House.

Sunday, March 10, 1968

11 ndash Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during the then-secret war later known as the Laotian Civil War.

Thursday, March 10, 1966

French President Charles De Gaulle states that French troops will be taken out of NATO and that all French NATO bases and HQ's must be closed within a year.
Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Claus von Amsberg. Some spectators demonstrate against the groom because he is German.
Indonesian President Sukarno gives all executive powers to General Suharto (see Transition to the New Order and Supersemar).

Tuesday, March 10, 1959

A Tibetan uprising against 10 years of Chinese rule erupts in Lhasa.
"Een beetje" by Teddy Scholten (music by Dick Schallies, text by Willy van Hemert) wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands.
"A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry opens on Broadway.

Sunday, March 10, 1957

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery.
Anglo-Jordanian Treaty of 1948 expires.
Floodgates of The Dalles Dam are closed, inundating Celilo Falls and ancient Indian fisheries along the Columbia River in Oregon, US.

Monday, March 10, 1952

General Fulgencio Batista re-takes power in Cuba.

Sunday, March 10, 1946

British troops begin withdrawing from Lebanon.

Friday, March 10, 1944

WWII: In Britain the Education Act lifts the ban on women teachers marrying.

Wednesday, March 10, 1943

Banco Bradesco was founded by Amador Aguiar in Marília, São Paulo, Brazil.
WWII: On Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto inKraków.

Wednesday, March 10, 1937

The Encyclical "Mit brennender Sorge" of Pope Pius XI is published in Nazi Germany.

Friday, March 10, 1933

An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 117 people.

Thursday, March 10, 1927

In New York City, the "Roxy Theater" is opened by Samuel Roxy Rothafel.
The first armored car robbery is committed by the Flatheads Gang near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Albania mobilizes in case of an attack by Yugoslavia.

Wednesday, March 10, 1920

The Baylor Business Men's Club changes its name to the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce. It has operated under this name since the change.

Saturday, March 10, 1917

The Province of Batangas is formally founded as one of the Philippines' first encomiendas.

Tuesday, March 10, 1914

Suffragette Mary Richardson damages Velázquez' painting "Rokeby Venus" in London's National Gallery with a meat chopper.

Wednesday, March 10, 1909

Saturday, March 10, 1906

Courrières mine disaster: an explosion in a coal mine in France kills 1,060.

Monday, March 10, 1902

A Circuit Court prevents Thomas Edison from having a monopoly on motion picture technology.

Friday, March 10, 1893

Côte d'Ivoire becomes a French colony.
Côte d'Ivoire becomes a French colony.

Friday, March 10, 1876

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.".

Thursday, March 10, 1864

American Civil War: The Red River Caign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.

Tuesday, March 10, 1863

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) marries Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Alexandra).

Sunday, March 10, 1861

El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.

Tuesday, March 10, 1846

Prince Osahito, fourth son of deceased Emperor Ninko of Japan, becomes Emperor Kōmei.

Thursday, March 10, 1814

Battle of Laon: von Blücher defeats Napoleon.

Saturday, March 10, 1804

Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.

Tuesday, March 10, 1801

The first census is held in Great Britain. The population of England and Wales is determined to be 8.9 million, with London revealed to have 860,035 residents. 1.5 million people live in cities of 20,000 or more in England and Wales, accounting for 17% of the total English population.

Monday, March 10, 1788

The La Perouse expedition leaves Sydney Cove for New Caledonia, never to be seen again.

Wednesday, March 10, 1779

Tuesday, March 10, 1778

American Revolutionary War: George Washington approves the dishonorable discharge of Lieut. Frederick Gotthold Enslin for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier.

Saturday, March 10, 1629

Charles I of England dissolves Parliament, starting the Eleven Years' Tyranny in which there is no parliament.

Tuesday, March 10, 1615

John Ogilvie, a Catholic priest, is hanged in Glasgow, Scotland.

Saturday, March 10, 1607

Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, which makes him Emperor of Ethiopia.

Thursday, March 10, 1583

July ndash Spanish admiral Santa Cruz defeats the Portuguese, French, and English off Terceira.
The "Queen Elizabeth's Men" troupe of actors is founded.

Sunday, February 28, 1535 (Julianian calendar)

AprilndashMay ndash William Tyndale is arrested in Antwerp and imprisoned in Vilvoorde.
Fray Tomás de Berlanga discovers the Galápagos Islands when blown off course "en route" to Peru.

Tuesday, March 1, 1496 (Julianian calendar)

Christopher Columbus leaves Hispaniola for Spain, ending his second visit to the Western Hemisphere. During his time here he has forcibly subjugated the island, enslaved the Amerindians and laid the basis for a system of land grants tied to the Amerindians' labor service.
July ndash Spanish forces under Gonzalo Hernandez de Cordoba capture Atella after a siege. Among the prisoners is the Frenchviceroy of Naples, the Comte de Montpensier. Ferdinand II of Naples is restored to his throne.

Tuesday, March 2, 1322 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, March 2, 1300 (Julianian calendar)

Wardrobe accounts of KingEdward I of England (aka Edward Longshanks) include a reference to a game called "creag" being played at the town of Newenden in Kent. It is generally agreed that "creag" was an early form of cricket (see also History of cricket to 1696).

Sunday, March 3, 1118 (Julianian calendar)

David IV of Georgia settles a number of Kipchaks in Georgia.
The restoration of Santa Maria in Cosmedin begins.
The Almoravids loose their control of the Ebro valley:
The cathedral of Ferentino is completed.
Pope Pelagius II grants the status of Crusade to the Christian effort in the Ebro valley attracting numerous Gascon, Occitan and Norman knights.ref name=possessing the land
The economic competition between Milan and Como drives the two cities to war.
Upon the death of his brother Philip, Inge the Younger becomes sole king of Sweden.
December 18 ndash Alfonso the Battler expels the Moors from Zaragoza.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.86.
The Yongning era of Emperor Chongzong of Western Xia ends.
David IV of Georgia captures Lori from the Seljuk Turks.
The Zenghe era of Emperor Huizong of Song China ends, and the Chonghe era begins.
Gregory VIII is elected antipope.
The Genei era begins in Japan.

Wednesday, March 9, 483 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Simplicius dies at Rome after a 15-year reign and is succeeded by Felix III as the 48th pope. He is a widower with two children.

Thursday, March 10, 298

Battle of Satala: Galerius decisively defeats king Narseh. He captures the Persian c, including Narseh's family, harem and treasure.
Emperor Maximian concludes his caign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
The Baths of Diocletian are commissioned by Maximian in honor of Emperor Diocletian. Christians are expelled from the Roman army.
King Tridates III is restored as ruler of Armenia.
Galerius invades Armenia with an army of 25,000 men. He makes personal reconnaissances, and marched deep in occupied Mesopotamia.
The manufacture of cultured silk becomes popular from Korea to Japan.
Source: Wikipedia