Today in History: March 10

Today in History: March 10

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0049

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.

0241

The Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthaginian ships in the Battle of Aegusa.

0515

The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed.

1656

In the colony of Virginia, suffrage is extended to all free men regardless of their religion.

1776

""Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published.

1785

Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.

1806

The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British.

1814

Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an allied army at the Battle of Laon, France.

1848

The treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo is signed which ends the United States' war with Mexico.

1876

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying "Watson, come here. I need you."

1893

New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.

1902

The Boers of South Africa score their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.

1910

Slavery is abolished in China.

1924

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.

1927

Prussia lifts its Nazi ban, Adolf Hitler is allowed to speak in public.

1933

Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.

1941

Vichy France threatens to use its navy unless Britain allows food to reach France.

1943

Adolf Hitler calls Field Marshall Erwin Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa.

1944

The Irish refuse to oust all Axis envoys and deny the accusation of spying on Allied troops.

1945

American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.

1947

The Big Four meet in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.

1948

Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.

1953

North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.

1954

President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the Republican Party.

1966

The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.

1969

James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.

1971

The Senate approves a Constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

1975

The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Buon Ma Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.

1980

Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.

1982

The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.

1987

The Vatican condemns surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.