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title=Artist's impression of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in an elliptical low Mars orbit
241 BC – The Roman Republic defeated Carthage in off the coast of the a naval battle Aegadian Islands, near the western coast of the island of Sicily, ending the First Punic War.
needs more footnotes
1607 – defeated the combined armies of Susenyos 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
1814 – War of the Sixth Coalition: Blücher's Prussian forces defeated Napoleon's troops at the , near Battle of Laon Laon, France.
lead too short
1830 – By royal decree, the was established to be the military force maintained by the Netherlands in its colony of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Dutch East Indies.
1831 – King Louis-Philippe of France created the as a unit of French Foreign Legion 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
1861 – Toucouleur forces led by El Hadj Umar Tall seized Ségou and conquered the in present-day Bamana Empire Mali.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell made his , saying, " first successful bi-directional telephone call Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1906 – More than 1,000 coal miners were killed in the in Northern France, Europe's worst mining accident.
Courrières mine disaster Unreferenced section
1959 – erupted in An anti-Chinese uprising 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
1915 – First World War: The opened, the first deliberately planned British offensive of the war. Battle of Neuve Chapelle
1945 – The United States Army Air Forces conducted a which killed 90,000 to 100,000 people firebombing attack on Tokyo
1949 – , nicknamed "Axis Sally", was convicted of Mildred Gillars treason for working with the Nazis as a broadcaster.
1965 – , Thomas Playford Premier of South Australia, left office after 27 years, the longest term of any democratically elected leader in the history of Australia.
1966 – Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General , precipitating Nguyễn Chánh Thi large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
1967 – British progressive rock band released their first single, " Pink Floyd Arnold Layne".
1975 – Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnam began its final push for victory over South Vietnam with an attack on . Ban Me Thuot
1977 – Astronomers using NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory discovered around a faint planetary ring system Uranus.
2005 – , the first Tung Chee-hwa Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced his resignation following widespread dissatisfaction with his leadership.
2006 – NASA's attained Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter orbit around Mars. Born/died this day: (d. 1315) Agnes Blannbekin · (b. 1867) Lillian Wald · (d. 2010) Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy · (b. 1841) Ina Coolbrith
Uranus appears on March 12, so Rings of Uranus should not appear in the same year.
(d. 1865) Amy Spain · (d. 1898) Marie-Eugénie de Jésus · (b. 1992)