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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.
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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 .
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1814 – War of the Sixth Coalition: Blücher's Prussian forces defeated Napoleon's troops at the , near Battle of Laon Laon, France.
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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.
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1861 – Toucouleur forces led by El Hadj Umar Tall seized Ségou and conquered the in present-day Bamana Empire Mali.
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
2005 – , the first Tung Chee-hwa Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced his resignation following widespread dissatisfaction with his leadership.
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1876 – Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first , saying, " bi-directional telephone call Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1916 – The last in was written wherein Britain would support Arab independence from the a series of letters Ottoman Empire in return for launching a revolt.
1945 – The United States Army Air Forces conducted a which killed 90,000 to 100,000 people firebombing attack on Tokyo
1952 – Facing likely electoral defeat, former Cuban President staged a Fulgencio Batista coup d'état to resume control.
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.
1968 – Vietnam War/ Laotian Civil War: North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces overwhelmed the American, Laotian, Thai, and Hmong defenders of . Lima Site 85
1977 – Astronomers using NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory discovered around a faint planetary ring system Uranus.
2000 – The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaked at 5048.62, the high point of the . dot-com boom
2008 – revealed that Governor of New York The New York Times Eliot Spitzer (pictured) had . used a prostitution service
2019 - crashed shortly after take-off from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Addis Ababa for Nairobi. All 157 people on board were killed. Born/died: (d. 1315) Agnes Blannbekin · (d. 1391) Tvrtko I of Bosnia · (d. 1865) Amy Spain · (b. 1867) Lillian Wald · (d. 2010) Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy
Uranus appears on March 12, so Rings of Uranus should not appear in the same year.
: March 10 (Judaism, 2020); Purim in the Commonwealth Day Commonwealth of Nations (2020)
Alexander Graham Bell
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell (pictured) made the world's first , saying, " bi-directional telephone call Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1915 – First World War: The opened, the first deliberately planned British offensive of the war. Battle of Neuve Chapelle
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.
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 2006 – NASA's attained Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter orbit around Mars.
(b. 1653) John Benbow · (d. 1895) Charles Frederick Worth · (d. 2010)
Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy