March 10 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1772 - Friedrich von Schlegel, writer and philosopher
1844 - Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish Violinist and Composer
1892 - Arthur Honegger, French composer and member of "Les Six" group of French composers
1903 - Bix Beiderbecke, Musician
1940 - Chuck Norris, actor
1958 - Sharon Stone, actress

Musician Bix Beiderbecke

Historical Events

49 B.C.E. - Julius Caesar and his army invade Italy by crossing the Rubicon.

1629 - Charles I of England dissolves Parliament. He does not recall it for 11 years.

1785 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the soloist in the premiere of his C major Piano Concerto No. 21, in Vienna.  Listen to this famous Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467, performed by Orchestra filarmonica della Scala, with Riccardo Muti, conductor, and Mauricio Pollini, Pianist.

1831 - The French Foreign Legion is formed, initially to suppress rebellion in Algeria. 

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell speaks on the telephone for the first time. He summons his assistant with the words, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."

1991 - The U.S. begins Phase Echo, the withdrawal of its 540,000 troops from the Persian Gulf at the end of the Gulf War.

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2. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 19th Ed. London: Chambers Harrap, 2011
3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)

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