March 10, when Dalai Lama came to India

Published on Mar 09, 2005 04:54 PM IST

On this day in 1862, US issued its first paper money.

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Today is March 10, the seventieth day of the year.
There are 295 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

1496 - Christopher Columbus concludes his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he leaves Hispaniola for Spain.

1624 - England declares war on Spain; Dutch send expedition to Bahia, Brazil.
1629 - England's King Charles I dissolves Parliament and doesn't call it back for 11 years.

1848 - U.S. Senate ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war with Mexico.
1862 - Britain and France recognize independence of Zanzibar; the U.S. government issues its first paper money.
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant becomes commander of the Union armies during the American Civil War.
1876 - The first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell's telephone takes place in Boston as his assistant hears Bell say, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you."
1893 - French colonies of French Guinea and Ivory Coast are formally established.

1919 - Nationalists riot in Cairo following deportation from Egypt of Said Zaghul Pasha.
1922 - Strikes break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, and martial law is declared.
1942 - Rangoon, Burma, Myanmar, falls to Japanese forces in World War II.
1946 - Italian women vote for the first time.
1949 - Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as "Axis Sally," is convicted in Washington, D.C., of treason. She served 12 years in prison.
1952 - Soviet Union proposes four-power conference on unification and disarmament of Germany.
1959 - The Dalai Lama leads a rebellion against Chinese rule. The revolt fails and the Dalai Lama flees to India.
1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in Memphis, Tennessee, to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., but later repudiates his plea.
1972 - Cambodia's Premier Lon Nol takes over complete control of Cambodian government.
1975 - North Vietnam troops seize most of South Vietnam's provincial capital of Ban Me Thuot in central highlands; Carla Hills becomes the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; the third woman to hold a cabinet position in United States.
1989 - About 100,000 workers move into Iraq's war-battered southern port of Basra to hasten reconstruction'
1990 - Georgia becomes the fourth Soviet republic to condemn its annexation to the Soviet Union.
1992 - NATO allies welcome 10 former Soviet republics into special forum giving one-time adversaries a chance to discuss security problems.
1994 - The leader of the South African apartheid homeland Bophutatswana retreats from his capital in the face of a popular uprising after he tries to boycott participation in South Africa's first all-races election.
1996 - Palestinian police arrest the commander of the military wing of the radical Muslim movement Hamas, which has claimed responsibility for recent bombings in Israel.
1997 - Despite U.S. reservations, the Vatican establishes diplomatic relations with Libya.
1998 - Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the 82-year-old former dictator of Chile, steps down from his position as army commander and is sworn in as senator for life under a provision written into the constitution by his regime.

2000 - Scientists discover the bones of what could be the largest meat-eating dinosaur ever to walk the Earth _ a needle-nosed, razor-toothed beast _ in Patagonia, a desert on the eastern slopes of the Andes in South America.
2003 - North Korea test-fires a second ground-to-ship missile over the Sea of Japan. The launches are widely seen as provocations intended to prod the U.S. to open negotiations with N Korea over its recently resumed nuclear program.
2004 - Lee Boyd Malvo, the teenager who teamed up with John Allen Muhammad to terrorize the Washington area in a sniper spree that left 10 people dead in 2002, is formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. Muhammad is given the death penalty by a judge in Prince William County a day earlier.

Today's Birthdays:
Friedrich Schlegel, German poet (1772-1829)
Prince Edward, fourth child of England's Queen Elizabeth II (1964--)
David Rabe, U.S. playwright (1940--)
Chuck Norris, U.S. actor (1940--)
Sharon Stone, U.S. actress (1958--)
Edie Brickell, U.S. singer (1966--)

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