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3/10/2023 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - March 10

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Today in History in 1783 the USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins the last naval battle of the US Revolutionary War; and in 1876 the first telephone call was made from Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
  • 1783 - USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
  • 1861 - El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 1876 - 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
  • 2000 - The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1846 - Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
  • 1888 - Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1903 - Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • 1940 - Chuck Norris, [Carlos Ray], OK, martial arts actor (Missing in Action)
  • 1964 - Edward Anthony Richard Louis, Prince of Britain/Elizabeth II son
  • 1971 - Jon Hamm, St Louis Missouri, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper)
  • 1977 - Robin Thicke, American singer
  • 1983 - Carrie Underwood, American country singer
  • 1992 - Emily Osment, American actress and singer

Famous Weddings

  • 1526 - Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville
  • 1863 - Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel
  • 1966 - Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • 2000 - Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2007 - Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous Divorces

  • 1927 - American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Famous Deaths

  • 37 - Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78
  • 1913 - Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93
  • 1948 - Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • 1986 - Ray Milland, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945), dies at 81
  • 1988 - Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30
  • 1996 - Ross Hunter, US producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at 75
  • 1998 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2010 - Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)

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