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Calendar for March 10th, 2014

1450s

  • Born 1452: Ferdinand V (King of Aragon)

  • 1780s

  • 1785: Thomas Jefferson became U.S. minister to France

  • 1790s

  • Born 1791: Angel de Saavedra (poet, dramatist)

  • 1797: Thomas Jefferson presented a paper on the megalonyx (which was later determined to be an extinct giant ground sloth)

  • 1860s

  • 1862: U.S. national paper currency first issued

  • 1863: The first royal wedding took place at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel. Edward, Prince of Wales, married Alexandra, Princess of Denmark

  • 1864: Ulysses S. Grant became the Lt. Gen. of Union army in the Civil War

  • Born 1867: Lillian D. Wald (social worker)

  • 1870s

  • 1876: Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first telephone message to his assistant saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

  • 1880s

  • 1880: Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven women officers officially began the work of the Salvation Army in the U.S.(Battery Park, N.Y.C.)

  • Born 1888: Barry Fitzgerald (actor)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Bix Beiderbecke (jazz musician)

  • 1910s

  • 1913: William Knox bowled first perfect 300 game in competition

  • Died 1913: Harriet Tubman (American abolitionist)

  • Born 1918: Victor Manuel Blanco (astronomer who helped build the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Kenneth Burns (singer)

  • Born 1928: James Earl Ray (convicted of assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.)

  • 1930s

  • 1933: A 6.4 earthquake killed 120 people and caused $50 million in damages, Long Beach, California

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Chuck Norris (actor)

  • Born 1940: David Rabe (playwright)

  • Died 1948: Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald)

  • 1949: Mildred E. Gillars, who made wartime broadcasts for the Nazis under the name Axis Sally, was convicted of treason in Washington-- she served 12 years in prison

  • 1950s

  • 1959: Tennessee Williams's play, Sweet Bird of Youth, opened on Broadway

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Lance Burton (magician)

  • Born 1964: Prince Edward (youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II)

  • Born 1966: Mike Timlin (baseball player)

  • 1969: James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and was sentenced to 99 years in prison

  • 1970s

  • 1970: U.S. Army Captain Ernest L. Medina was court-martialed on murder charges in connection with the My Lai incident of March 1968 (Vietnam War)

  • Born 1977: Shannon Miller (gymnast; Olympic gold medalist)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1983: Carrie Underwood (singer)

  • Died 1985: Konstantin Chernenko (Soviet leader)

  • 1987: The Vatican declared its opposition to test tube fertilization, embryo transfer, and most other forms of scientific interference in procreation

  • 1990s

  • Born 1992: Emily Osment (actress)

  • Died 1998: Lloyd Bridges (actor)

  • 2000s

  • 2003: A previously healthy 25-year old man from Virginia became the first known fatality in the U.S. linked to raccoon rabies

  • Died 2005: Danny Joe Brown (musician)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Corey Haim (actor)


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