2021 March

March 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 10

March 10th is the day we officially celebrate Mario Day and Day of Awesome.

Welcome to the 69th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 296 days until we reach the new year.

If you were born on March 10th, your star sign is Pisces.

You’re about to discover some of the biggest facts and past events of this special day that changed the course of history. We’ve got business and economy, technology, space and music facts just for starters. Come take a peek.

Did you know that on this day in 1876, the first ever telephone call was made? The call was made by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant Thomas Watson.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 10th in history!

What Happened On March 10 In History?

2015

Music copyright infringement from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke led to record payout of $7.3 million USD to family of Marvin Gaye.

The duo copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up."
2006

After 7 months travel the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived safely to Mars.

Source NASA
1982

All 9 planets (including Pluto) lined up with the sun.

In astrology this is spectacular event is known as syzygy (si-zuh-jee).
1978

The Incredible Hulk TV series premiered on CBC starring Bill Bixby.

1975

The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered at the Belasco Theater, New York City, US and ran for 45 performances.

1969

American fugitive James Earl Ray pleaded guilty of murdering Martin Luther King Jr.

This day was his 41st birthday and was served 99 years in prison.
1914

Diego Velázquez painting “The Toilet of Venus” was destroyed by suffragettes at a museum in London.

1906

In France, 1,099 miners lost their lives in what is known as Europe’s worst mining disaster.

OTD in 1906: In France
1876

The first-ever telephone call was made.

OTD in 1876: The first-ever telephone call was made.
The call was between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. Alexander Graham Bell said "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1862

The US issued first paper money in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000 notes.

The Capitol Statue of Freedom and Alexander Hamilton were featured on the first $5 notes.
1629

Charles I dissolved the Parliament of England, which was the start of the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.

Did you know that on this day, March 10th 1876, the first ever telephone call was made?