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1963Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

1991Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1959Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC

1578Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

19828th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

2013Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

1661French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

1951FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

1952Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

200721st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

1762French 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

1970Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

1849Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (the US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

1629King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later

18761st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

1945Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army

1902A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1927Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches

1988NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

1978"The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

1963Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

1982President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

March 10th Historical Events
Date Event
241
First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end. 
BC
AD
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 
1697
Tsar Peter the Great begins a tour of Western Europe 
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 
1783
USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral 
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 
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 
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) 
1900
Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection. 
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) 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
1970
Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It" 
1970
South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia 
1970
Members of the Stormont (Parliament of Northern Ireland) given police protection 
1971
US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18 
1971
Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army 
1972
1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana) 
1972
Gen Lon Nol becomes pres & prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia 
1972
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1973
BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath 
1973
Morocco adopts constitution 
1974
"Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances 
1974
Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic 
1974
Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election 
1974
Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six 
1975
"Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances 
1975
Dog spectacles patented in England 
1975
Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka. 
1977
Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO 
1978
Soyuz 28 returns to Earth 
1978
"The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS 
1980
Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show 
1982
President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya 
1982
Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL) 
1982
Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun 
1982
Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame 
1982
The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups. 
1982
8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV) 
1983
Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame 
1984
Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page 
1985
Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational 
1985
Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games 
1985
French socialists lose election (National Front 9%) 
1985
Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova & O Vasiliev (URS) 
1985
India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket" 
1985
Mens Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS) 
1986
Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame 
1987
Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer 
1988
Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles 
1988
NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night 
1990
4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally 
1990
Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS) 
1990
Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS) 
1990
Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA) 
1990
Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti 
1990
Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN) 
1990
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1991
Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs 
1991
Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
1991
Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup 
1991
Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec) 
1991
Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Schonlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05) 
1992
6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win 
1992
Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22) 
1994
1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral 
1995
Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed 
1995
Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem 
1995
Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64 
1996
22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV) 
1996
NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel 
2000
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom. 
2000
16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins 
2006
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars. 
2006
Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people. 
2007
21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win 
2012
At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza 
2013
Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy 
2016
Pro-gun mom shot in the back by 4-year-old son 
2016
ECB cuts rates, expands asset-buying programme to boost economy 
2016
Over dinner, Obama and Trudeau to celebrate thaw in US-Canada relations 
2016
South Korea considers approval of North Korea tuberculosis aid despite sanctions 
2016
Five Afghans, including baby, drown trying to reach Greece from Turkey 
2016
Obama and Justin Trudeau of Canada Unveil Efforts to Fight Climate Change 
2016
North Korean leader Kim orders more nuclear tests: KCNA 
2016
Japanese memorials mark five-year tsunami anniversary 
2016
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi denied Myanmar's presidency 
2016
Brazil prosecutors request arrest of ex-President Lula 
2016
US claims capture of IS chemical weapons expert 
2017
South Korea Removes President Park Geun-hye 
2017
7 Injured in Ax Attack at German Station; 1 Arrest 
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