THIS DAY IN HISTORY 10/03


This day in #history 10/03

MARCH 10TH

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1629 – King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later

1661 – French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

1681 – English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1801 – First census in Great Britain

1849 – Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so

1861 – El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.

1862 – Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar

1876 – 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

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1893 – Ivory Coast becomes a French colony

1902 – A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1945 – Japan declares Vietnam Independence

1952 – Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

2013 – Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

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FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1945 – Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association

1952 – Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

1957 – Osama bin Laden, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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1977 – Robin Thicke, American singer

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1981 – Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer

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983 – Carrie Underwood, American country singer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1913 – Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93

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1995 – Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84

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