Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 10, 2017

 Historical Events

1783  USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral

1861  West African political leader El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali

1876  1st telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson

1920  Home Rule Act passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by the southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year

2000  The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom

More Historical Events

Famous Birthdays


Carrie Underwood

34th Birthday


Chuck Norris

77th Birthday
More Famous Birthdays

Famous Deaths


Andy Gibb

(1958 - 1988)

Harriet Tubman

( - 1913)
More Famous Deaths

March 8th: Sinatra Snaps the Fight of the Century


Sinatra does it his way and secures a ringside seat as a photographer for the "Fight of the Century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
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