Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 10

  • March 10, 1198
    Giralda, a bell tower in Seville, Spain, is built as a Muslim minaret
  • March 10, 1734
    Spanish army under Charles III of Spain draws into Naples
  • March 10, 1762
    Jean Calas, a French protestant, is tortured and executed in Toulouse on the charge that he has killed his son to prevent him from converting to Catholicismm, who actually made a suicide
  • March 10, 1793
    After the failure of the French arms in the Austrian Netherlands the National Convention decrees on a proposal by Georges Danton that there should be established in Paris an extraordinary criminal tribunal, later received the official name of the Revolutionary Tribunal
  • March 10, 1814
    Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by a combined Allied Army at the battle of Laon, in France
  • March 10, 1820
    Royal Astronomical Society is founded in England
  • March 10, 1826
    Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, attains the Portuguese throne
  • March 10, 1862
    First U.S. paper money are issued without the backing of precious metals in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000
  • March 10, 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call and tells his assistant over the experimental device, which converts words into electrical current and back again, "Mister Watson, come here, I want to see you"
  • March 10, 1889
    In Ethiopia Emperor Yohannes IV is killed in a war against the dervishes during the Battle of Gallabat
  • March 10, 1952
    Military coup by General Fulgencio Batista occurs in Cuba
  • March 10, 1959
    300,000 Tibetans band together in revolt, surrounding the Norbulinka Palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese occupation forces
  • March 10, 1985
    Konstantin Chernenko, party leader and President of USSR, dies at age 73

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