A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 10th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 10, 483, the Bishop of Rome, Pope Simplicius, died after a 15 year reign on “the Throne of St. Peter.”
On March 10, 1831, King Louis Phillipe of France established the world-famous Foreign Legion (Légion Étrangère) to help with the pacification of Algeria.
On March 10, 1913, American abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia.
On March 10, 1952, Fulgencio Batista, a former military sergeant in the Cuban Army and former President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944, led a successful coup against the democratically elected government of the island nation of Cuba, installing himself as “President,” or more accurately as dictator.
On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., he claimed he did not commit only 3 days later!
On March 10, 1978, the Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter bomber made its first flight.
On March 10, 2018, as we have done every March 10 since 1990, Americans celebrated Harriet Tubman Day, a holiday signed into law on March 9, 1990, by President George HW Bush.
On March 10, 2019, we offer a mini-review of the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster film Captain Marvel.
On March 10, 2022, the latest film from The Daily Wire, The Hyperions, premiered for free on YouTube.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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