Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 10, Sunday March 1844, Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist, born (d. 1908)
On 10, Wednesday March 1869, John Longstaff, war artist, born (died 1941)
On 10, Monday March 1919, Leonor Oyarzún, First Lady of Chile
On 10, Friday March 1944, In Britain, the prohibition on married women working as teachers is lifted.
On 10, Friday March 1944, Resistance leader Joop Westerweel is arrested while returning to the Netherlands having escorted a group of Jewish children to safety in Spain.
On 10, Tuesday March 1959, The Tibetan uprising erupts in Lhasa when Chinese officials attempt to arrest the Dalai Lama.
On 10, Tuesday March 1959, Mike Wallace, American race car driver, born
On 10, Monday March 1969, In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (he later retracts his guilty plea).
On 10, Monday March 1969, The novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo is first distributed to booksellers by the publisher G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
On 10, Monday March 1969, Paget Brewster, American actress, born
On 10, Saturday March 1979, Danny Pudi, American actor and comedian, born
On 10, Saturday March 1979, William Boyd, Scottish-Canadian physician, pathologist, academic and author, died (b. 1885)
On 10, Friday March 1989, Đỗ Thị Ngân Thương, Vietnamese artistic gymnast, born
On 10, Friday March 1989, Maurizio Merli, Italian actor, died (b. 1940)
On 10, Thursday March 1994, First day of the Australian Track & Field Championships for the 1993–1994 season, which are held at the Sydney Athletic Field in Sydney. The combined events championships were conducted in Canberra on 17 and 18 March 1994.
On 10, Thursday March 1994, Bad Bunny, Puerto Rican singer, born
On 10, Thursday March 1994, D. J. M. Mackenzie, New Zealand-born British medical officer, died (b. 1905)