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  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1776
    George Washington

    Washington's troops brought up Knox's big guns

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1776

    On March 9, under cover of darkness, Washington's troops brought up Knox's big guns and bombarded British ships in Boston harbor.




  • India
    Friday Mar 10, 1922
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Gandhi was arrested

    India
    Friday Mar 10, 1922

    Gandhi expanded his nonviolent non-co-operation platform to include the swadeshi policy – the boycott of foreign-made goods, especially British goods. The appeal of "Non-cooperation" grew, its social popularity drew participation from all strata of Indian society. Gandhi was arrested on 10 March 1922, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years' imprisonment.




  • Visp, Canton of Valais, Switzerland
    Tuesday Mar 10, 1936
    Sepp Blatter

    Born

    Visp, Canton of Valais, Switzerland
    Tuesday Mar 10, 1936

    Blatter was born in Visp in the Swiss canton of Valais with the given name of Josef.




  • Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 10, 1942
    Christmas Island

    The Mutiny of The Indian Troops

    Christmas Island
    Tuesday Mar 10, 1942

    During the night of 10–11 March, a mutiny of the Indian troops, abetted by Sikh policemen, led to the killing of the five British soldiers and the imprisonment of the remaining 21 Europeans.




  • Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946
    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was Relieved of Active Duty

    Philadelphia, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1946

    On March 10, 1946, he was relieved of active duty, and he resigned his commission on New Year's Day 1946.




  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sunday Mar 10, 1957
    Bin Laden

    Birth

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sunday Mar 10, 1957

    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.




  • Vietnam
    Monday Mar 10, 1975
    Vietnam War

    General Dung launched Campaign 275

    Vietnam
    Monday Mar 10, 1975

    On 10 March 1975, General Dung launched Campaign 275, a limited offensive into the Central Highlands, supported by tanks and heavy artillery. The target was Buôn Ma Thuột, in Đắk Lắk Province.


  • Russia
    Sunday Mar 10, 1985
    12:00:00 AM
    Mikhail Gorbachev

    Chernenko died

    Russia
    Sunday Mar 10, 1985
    12:00:00 AM

    On 10 March 1985 Chernenko died. He led the Soviet Union from 13 February 1984 until his death thirteen months later, on 10 March 1985. Chernenko was also Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 11 April 1984 until his death.


  • Serbia
    Friday Mar 10, 1989
    Slobodan Milošević

    The Vojvodina Assembly approved The Constitutional Amendments

    Serbia
    Friday Mar 10, 1989

    On 10 March 1989, the Vojvodina Assembly approved the constitutional amendments.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1996
    Dwayne Johnson

    The Brooklyn Brawler

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1996

    Under his real name, Johnson defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show on March 10, 1996. and lost matches to Chris Candido and Owen Hart.


  • Battambang, Cambodia
    Sunday Mar 10, 2002
    Angelina Jolie

    First Adopted Child

    Battambang, Cambodia
    Sunday Mar 10, 2002

    On March 10, 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, seven-month-old Maddox Chivan, from an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia. After twice visiting Cambodia, while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and on a UNHCR field mission, Jolie returned in November 2001 with her husband, Billy Bob Thornton, where they met Maddox and subsequently applied to adopt him.


  • Russia
    Thursday Mar 10, 2005
    Garry Kasparov

    Retirement

    Russia
    Thursday Mar 10, 2005

    After winning the prestigious Linares tournament for the ninth time, Kasparov announced on 10 March 2005 that he would retire from serious competitive chess.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Mar 10, 2007
    Lionel Messi

    Hat-trick in Clásico

    Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Mar 10, 2007

    On 10 March 2007, Messi scored his first hat-trick in a Clásico, the first player to do so in 12 years, equalizing after each goal by Real Madrid to end the match in a 3–3 draw in injury time.


  • Geneva County, Alabama, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 10, 2009
    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Geneva County Massacre

    Geneva County, Alabama, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

    The Geneva County massacre occurred in southern Alabama on March 10, 2009. Ten people were killed in a shooting spree by Michael Kenneth McLendon, in three small communities in two counties: Kinston, Samson, and Geneva, Alabama. Five of McLendon's victims were family members, starting with his mother, and two were children. After engaging in an exchange of fire with police, McLendon committed suicide, bringing the total number of dead to eleven in the related incidents. Officials at the time said this was the worst shooting event in Alabama history.


  • Russia
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010
    Garry Kasparov

    Putin must go

    Russia
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

    Kasparov was among the 34 first signatories and a key organizer of the online anti-Putin campaign "Putin must go", started on 10 March 2010.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010
    Carlos Slim

    The World's Richest Person 2010

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

    On March 10, 2010, Forbes once again reported that Slim had overtaken Gates as the world's richest person.


  • ERAF Shawbury, Wem Road, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, England
    Thursday Mar 10, 2011
    Prince Harry

    Passing His Apache Flying Test

    ERAF Shawbury, Wem Road, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, England
    Thursday Mar 10, 2011

    On 10 March 2011, it was revealed that Harry had passed his Apache flying test and he was awarded his Apache Flying Badge on 14 April 2011.


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