On This Day In History, 10 March


On This Day In History 10 March Image

World Events Today

  • On his 41st birthday, James Earl Ray confessed to the murder of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Junior, today in 1969, he was later sentenced to 99 years in prison
  • Charles, The Prince of Wales, narrowly escaped death today in 1988, after an avalanche killed one of his closest friends in Switzerland whilst they were skiing
  • The PalmPilot was released today in 1997

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, was recorded today in 1964 at the Columbia Records Studio in New York
  • The American television series The Incredible Hulk, starring Bill Bixby as Doctor David Bruce Banner, aired for the first time today in 1978, it ran for 5 seasons
  • The American supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, aired on television for the first time today in 1997 on the WB network

Family Events Today

  • Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell, better known as Kim Campbell, Canada’s first female Prime Minister, was born today in 1947
  • Osama bin Laden, the founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda, was born today in 1957
  • The British motorcycle racer Barry Sheene, two times Grand Prix motorcycle racing champion, died today in 2003 aged 52

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pack Your Lunch Day

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