Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 10

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This is a list of selected March 10 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 10, 2019 featured article or the March 10, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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241 BC – The Roman Republic defeated Carthage in a naval battle off the coast of the Aegadian Islands, near the western coast of the island of Sicily, ending the First Punic War. needs more footnotes
1607Susenyos defeated the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia. Yaqob article has a different year (1606)
1629 – King Charles I of England dissolved Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule. unreferenced sections
1814War of the Sixth Coalition: Blücher's Prussian forces defeated Napoleon's troops at the Battle of Laon, near Laon, France. lead too short
1830 – By royal decree, the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army was established to be the military force maintained by the Netherlands in its colony of the Dutch East Indies. refimprove
1831 – King Louis-Philippe of France created the French Foreign Legion as a unit of foreign volunteers because foreigners were forbidden to serve in the French Army after the 1830 July Revolution. refimprove, date not cited; Origin of the French Foreign Legion says founded March 9
1861Toucouleur forces led by El Hadj Umar Tall seized Ségou and conquered the Bamana Empire in present-day Mali. refimprove
1876Alexander Graham Bell made his first successful bi-directional telephone call, saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." refimprove section
1906 – More than 1,000 coal miners were killed in the Courrières mine disaster in Northern France, Europe's worst mining accident. Unreferenced section
1959An anti-Chinese uprising erupted in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, as about 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to prevent the 14th Dalai Lama from leaving or being removed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. lots of CN tags



  • Uranus appears on March 12, so Rings of Uranus should not appear in the same year.

March 10

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Eliot Spitzer

Amy Spain (d. 1865) · Marie-Eugénie de Jésus (d. 1898) · Emily Osment (b. 1992)

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