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This Day in History: March 10

March 10: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 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.
  2. 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
  3. 1891 - Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
  4. 1977 - Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
  5. 2006 - The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  6. Famous Birthdays: William Etty (English painter), Hector Guimard (French-American architect, designed the La Bluette), Val Logsdon Fitch (American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Bill Buxton (Canadian computer scientist), Laurel Clark (American physician and astronaut)

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