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Friday 10 March 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Harriet Tubman Day (United States of America)
  • National Mario Day (United States)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (United States)

Events

  • 1977 – Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus.
  • 1968 – 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.
  • 1922 – 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.
  • 1915 – The Battle of Neuve Chapelle begins. This is the first large-scale operation by the British Army in WWI.
  • 1891 – Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
  • 1876 – The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
  • 1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War.
  • 1804 – Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
  • 947 – The Later Han is founded by Liu Zhiyuan. He declares himself emperor and establishes the capital in Bian, present-day Kaifeng.
  • 241 BC – First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.

Births

  • 1995 – Zach LaVine, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Martellus Bennett, American football player
  • 1985 – Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1984 – Olivia Wilde, American actress and producer
  • 1983 – Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Janet Mock, American journalist, author, and activist
  • 1982 – Keke Wyatt, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1982 – Kwame Brown, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Robin Thicke, American singer
  • 1975 – Jamie Arnold, American-Israeli basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – Cristián de la Fuente, Chilean-American model, actor, and producer
  • 1972 – Timbaland, American rapper and producer
  • 1971 – Jon Hamm, American actor and director
  • 1970 – Matt Barlow, American singer-songwriter
  • 1966 – Edie Brickell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Mike Timlin, American baseball player
  • 1965 – Rod Woodson, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Jeff Ament, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1963 – Rick Rubin, American record producer, founded Def Jam Recordings
  • 1962 – Jasmine Guy, American actress, singer, and director
  • 1961 – Bobby Petrino, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – Laurel Clark, American captain, physician, and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1958 – Sharon Stone, American actress and producer
  • 1958 – Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1957 – Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
  • 1956 – Larry Myricks, American long jumper and sprinter
  • 1949 – Barbara Corcoran, American businesswoman and television personality
  • 1948 – Austin Carr, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Jim Valvano, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1946 – Mike Hollands, Australian animator and director, founded Act3animation
  • 1945 – Katharine Houghton, American actress and playwright
  • 1940 – Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist
  • 1940 – David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Norman Blake, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1929 – Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – James Earl Ray, American criminal; assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. (d. 1999)
  • 1926 – Marques Haynes, American basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Bob Lanier, American lawyer, banker, and politician, 58th Mayor of Houston (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (d. 1987)
  • 1917 – David Hare, American Surrealist artist, sculptor, photographer and painter (d. 1992)
  • 1917 – Frank Perconte, American soldier (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Harry Bertoia, Italian-American sculptor and furniture designer (d. 1978)
  • 1914 – Chandler Harper, American golfer (d. 2004)
  • 1903 – Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (d. 1931)
  • 1903 – Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright, journalist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1900 – Olive Ann Alcorn, American dancer, model, and silent film actress (d. 1975)
  • 1892 – Gregory La Cava, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1952)
  • 1891 – Sam Jaffe, American actor and engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1876 – Anna Hyatt Huntington, American sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1867 – Hector Guimard, French-American architect, designed the La Bluette (d. 1942)
  • 1867 – Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian, and author, founded the Henry Street Settlement (d. 1940)
  • 1849 – Hallie Quinn Brown, African-American educator, writer and activist (d. 1949)
  • 1846 – Edward Baker Lincoln, American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
  • 1749 – Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian-American priest and poet (d. 1838)
  • 1745 – John Gunby, American general (d. 1807)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Joni Sledge, American singer and songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 2015 – Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – Don Ingalls, American writer and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Joe McGinniss, American journalist and author (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Rob Williams, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • 2014 – Samuel W. Lewis, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Israel (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Robert Chrisman, American poet, scholar, and critic, co-founded The Black Scholar (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Bert R. Bulkin, American engineer (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2011 – Bill Blackbeard, American author and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
  • 1998 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor and director (b. 1913)
  • 1997 – LaVern Baker, American singer and actress (b. 1929)
  • 1996 – Ross Hunter, American film producer (b. 1926)
  • 1989 – Kermit Beahan, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1986 – Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1905)
  • 1985 – Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (b. 1927)
  • 1982 – Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (b. 1899)
  • 1977 – E. Power Biggs, English-American organist and composer (b. 1906)
  • 1965 – Archibald Frazer-Nash, English engineer, founded Frazer Nash (b. 1889)
  • 1948 – Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, poet, and dancer (b. 1900)
  • 1942 – Wilbur Scoville, American pharmacist and chemist (b. 1865)
  • 1925 – Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper and lawyer (b. 1878)
  • 1913 – Harriet Tubman, American nurse and activist (b. 1820)
  • 1898 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)
  • 1895 – Charles Frederick Worth, English-French fashion designer, founded the House of Worth (b. 1826)
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