March 10
1629
Charles I of England dissolves Parliament and rules alone for 11 years.

1785
Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.

1848
Congress ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War.

1864
U. S. Grant became commander of the Union armies during the Civil War.

1876
The first telephone call (“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”) was made by Alexander Graham Bell.

1948
The body of Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovakia’s anti-Communist foreign minister was found. Officially a suicide, the real cause of death has never been proven.

1969
James Earl Ray was sentenced in Memphis, Tennessee, to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., in April 1968.

Birthdays

Pablo de Sarasate
violin virtuoso (1844)

Lillian Wald
social worker (1867)

Bix Beiderbecke (Leon Bismarck Beiderbecke)
American Jazz Musician (1903)

Clare Boothe Luce
playwright and diplomat (1903)

Sharon Stone
actress (1958)

Shannon Miller
gymnast (1977)

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