On This Day in History - March 10
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|What Happened On This Day In History - March 10|
1776 March 10
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published.
1806 March 10
The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British.
1830 March 10
The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
1831 March 10
The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
1876 March 10
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1922 March 10
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.
1933 March 10
Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.
1945 March 10
The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
1968 March 10
Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.
1975 March 10
Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
1977 March 10
Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
2000 March 10
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
2006 March 10
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
2008 March 10
The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service.