Today in History - March 10

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515BC    Mar 10, The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem was completed.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

241BC        Mar 10, The Battle of Aegusa in which the Roman fleet sank 50 Carthaginian ships occurred.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

49BC        Mar 10, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and invaded Italy. The event was noted by Suetonius in the phrase: “The die is cast."
    (SFEC,12/14/97, BR p.5)(HN, 3/10/98)

418        Mar 10, Jews were excluded from public office in the Roman Empire.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1452        Mar 10, Ferdinand II, the Catholic King of Aragon (1479-1516) and Sicily (1468-1516), was born. He bankrolled Columbus and expelled Jews.
    (WUD, 1994 p.524)(MC, 3/10/02)

1496        Mar 10, Christopher Columbus concluded his 2nd visit to the Western Hemisphere as he left Isabela, with 2 ships for Spain. He returned to Spain to ask for more support for his colony on Hispaniola.
    (AM, 7/97, p.59)(http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/v2.htm)

1503        Mar 10, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-1564), was born. He was King of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526-1564.
    (HN, 3/10/01)(WUD, 1994 p.523)

1535        Mar 10, Bishop Tomas de Berlanga discovered the Galapagos Islands.
    (www.gct.org/history.html)

1538        Mar 10, Thomas Howard (d.1572), Duke of Norfolk, executed by Queen Elizabeth, was born.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(MC, 3/10/02)

1585        Mar 10, Rembert Dodoens (b.1517), Flemish physician and botanist, died. He is also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus. His books included “Stirpium historiae pemptades sex" (1583).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembert_Dodoens)

1592        Mar 10, Michiel Coxcie, Flemish court painter, carpet designer, died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1628        Mar 10, Constantine Huygens Jr., Dutch poet, painter, cartoonist, was born.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1629        Mar 10, England's King Charles I dissolved Parliament and did not call it back for 11 years.
    (AP, 3/10/98)

1656        Mar 10, In the colony of Virginia, suffrage was extended to all free men regardless of their religion.
    (HN, 3/10/99)

1734        Mar 10, Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) drew into Naples.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1748        Mar 10, John Playfair, clergyman, geologist, mathematician, was born in Scotland.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1762        Mar 10, Jean Calas, a French protestant (Huguenot), was tortured and executed in Toulouse on the charge that he had killed his son in 1761 to prevent him from converting to Catholicism. Voltaire took up the case believing that Catholic judges were biased. He wrote pamphlets and letters to support his case and urged high-placed friends to place the case before the Great Council of Louis XV. On March 9, 1765, Jean Calas and his family were acquitted and the death of the son was ruled a suicide.
    (ON, 4/06, p.10)(SFC, 3/9/07, p.E8)

1772        Mar 10, Friedrich Von Schlegel (d.1829) was born. He was a German romantic poet and critic whose books included "Philosophy of History" and "History of Literature." "A historian is a prophet in reverse."
    (AP, 5/25/97)(HN, 3/10/99)

1776        Mar 10, The expedition of Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza arrived in Monterey, Ca. Colonists were left in Monterey as a smaller party departed for the SF Bay.
    (http://tinyurl.com/pltuw96)(SFC, 9/14/13, p.C4)

1785        Mar 10, Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
    (AP, 3/10/98)(HN, 3/10/98)

1791        Mar 10, John Stone of Concord, Mass, patented a pile driver.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1791        Mar 10, Pope condemned France's Civil Constitution of the clergy.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1792        Mar 10, John Stuart (78), 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63), died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1793        Mar 10, In France, on a proposal by Georges-Jacques Danton (1759-1794), the National Convention decreed that there should be established in Paris an extraordinary criminal tribunal. The news of the failure of the French arms in Belgium had given rise in Paris to popular movements on March 9 and 10, 1793. On Oct 20 the extraordinary criminal tribunal received by decree the official name of the Revolutionary Tribunal.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Tribunal)

1801        Mar 10, Britain conducted its first census in order to find out how many men were available for conscription.
    (Econ, 1/12/08, p.75)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Census)

1810        Mar 10, John McCloskey, president of St. Johns College, was born.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1814        Mar 10, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by a combined Allied Army at the battle of Laon, in France.
    (HN, 3/10/99)

1832        Mar 10, Muzio Clementi (79), Italian composer, died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1844        Mar 10, Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dances), was born.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1845        Mar 10, Hallie Quinn Brown, American educator, women's rights leader, was born.
    (HN, 3/10/01)
1845        Mar 10, Alexander III, Russian tsar, was born. [see Feb 26]
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1848        Mar 10, The US Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war with Mexico.
    (AP, 3/10/98)(HN, 3/10/98)

1861        Mar 10, Taras Shevchenko (b.1814), Ukraine poet and artist died. He was a member of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and an academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taras_Shevchenko)(AP, 3/9/14)

1862        Mar 10, First U.S. paper money was issued in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(MC, 3/10/02)

1864        Mar 10, Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the Civil War.
    (AP, 3/10/98)
1864        Mar 10, Red River campaign took place in LA. [see Mar 15]
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1865        Mar 10, Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1866        Mar 10, Antonio Francesco Gaetano S. Pacini (87), composer, died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1872        Mar 10, Giuseppe Mazzini (66), Italian revolutionary (Giovane, Italy), died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1873        Mar 10, Jakob Wassermann (d.1934), novelist (My Life as German & Jew), was born in Germany. "In every person, even in such as appear most reckless, there is an inherent desire to attain balance."
    (AP, 3/25/97)(MC, 3/10/02)

1876        Mar 10, Alexander Graham Bell made what was, in effect, the first  telephone call. He found a way of converting words into electrical current and back again and sent his first message using his new variable-liquid resistance transmitter. Bell's telephone caused the current to vary smoothly in proportion to the pressure created on a microphone by human speech and got a patent. His assistant, in an adjoining room in Boston, heard Bell say over the experimental device: “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." On a page from his notebook, dated March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell described the first successful experiment with the telephone. Bell wrote: “I then shouted into M (the mouthpiece) the following sentence: ‘Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.’ To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said."
    (I&I, Penzias, p.97)(CFA, '96, p.42)(SFEM, 1/11/98, p.12)(AP, 3/10/98)(HN, 3/10/98)(HNPD, 3/10/99)

1880        Mar 10, The Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England. The organization had been founded in Britain in 1865 by William Booth, a street preacher. It drew on revivalism and attention-getting tactics. In 1980 Edward McKinley authored "Marching To Glory," a definitive history of the army. In 1999 Diane Winston published "Red-Hot and Righteous," a history of the army's efforts in New York up to 1950.
    (AP, 3/10/98)(WSJ, 8/12/99, p.A20)

1888        Mar 10, Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way), was born in Dublin, Ireland.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1888        Mar 10, The 1st performance of Cesar Franck's "Psyche."
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1889        Mar 10, In Ethiopia Emperor Yohannes was killed in a war against the dervishes during the Battle of Gallabat (Matemma). With his dying breaths, Yohannes declared his natural son, Dejazmach Mengesha Yohannes, as his heir. On 25 March, upon hearing of the death of Yohannes, Negus Menelik immediately proclaimed himself as Nəgusä Nägäst.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menelik_II_of_Ethiopia)

1892        Mar 10, Arthur Oscar Honegger, composer (King David), was born in Le Havre, France.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1892        Mar 10, Eva Turner, British soprano, was born.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1893        Mar 10, New Mexico State University canceled its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate Sam Steele was robbed and killed the night before.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(MC, 3/10/02)

1894        Mar 10, New York Gov. Roswell P. Flower signed the nation's first dog-licensing law. The license fee was $2, renewable annually for $1.
    (AP, 3/10/99)

1896        Mar 10, Bob Fitzsimmons KO’d much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavy Weight championship and said, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall."
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1902        Mar 10, The Boers scored their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1903        Mar 10, Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist and composer, was born. [see Mar 1]
    (HN, 3/10/01)
1903        Mar 10, Harry Gammeter of Cleveland patented a multigraph duplicating machine.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1905        Mar 10, Japanese Army captured Mukden, later Shenyang, China.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1906        Mar 10, 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine."
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1906        Mar 10, London Underground opened Bakerloo line from Baker Street to Waterloo Line.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1906        Mar 10, A coal dust explosion killed 1,060 at Courrieres, France.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1909        Mar 10, Kathryn McLean (Forbes), author (Mama's Bank Account), was born.
    (HN, 3/10/01)

1910        Mar 10, Slavery was abolished in China.
    (HN, 3/10/98)
1910        Mar 10, Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke (85), composer, died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1913        Mar 10, Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, died in NY. In 2004 Catherine Clinton authored "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom" and Kate Clifford Larson authored "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero."
    (MC, 3/10/02)(SSFC, 2/1/04, p.M1)(USAT, 2/5/04, p.5D)

1914        Mar 10, Suffragettes in London damaged painter Rokeby's Venus of Velasquez.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1912        Mar 10, In China Yuan Shikai (b.1859) succeeded Sun Yat-Sen as President of the Republic of China.
    (Econ, 10/20/12, p.48)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Shikai)

1916        Mar 10, US President Woodrow Wilson ordered General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing to pursue and capture Pancho Villa, following Villa’s raid in New Mexico.
    (SFC, 3/11/09, p.B2)
1916        Mar 10, James Herriot (d.1995), Scottish writer and country veterinarian (All Creatures Great and Small), was born as James Alfred Wight, in Sunderland, England. [Other sources give his birthday as Oct 3.]
    (HN, 3/10/01)

1918        Mar 10, Günther Rall, German Luftwaffe ace in World War II, was born.
    (HN, 3/10/99)

1923        Mar 10, Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), was born.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1924        Mar 10, The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1927        Mar 10, Albania mobilized under the threat of Serbia, Croatia & Slovenes.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1927        Mar 10, Prussia (Bavaria) lifted its Nazi ban, Hitler was allowed to speak in public.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(MC, 3/10/02)

1928        Mar 10, James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, was born.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1930          Mar 10, Justinas Marcinkevicius, Lithuanian poet, was born.
    (LHC,3/10/03)
1930        Mar 10, Raymond Rasberry, pianist, singer, was born.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1931        Mar 10, British Labour party removed fascist Sir Oswald Mosley.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1933        Mar 10, Nevada became the first U.S. state to regulate narcotics.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(MC, 3/10/02)
1933        Mar 10, In Long Beach a 6.3-6.4 earthquake killed 115 people.
    (SFEC, 10/17/99, p.A3)(WSJ, 6/21/00, p.A1)

1940        Mar 10, David Rabe, playwright (Sticks and Bones, Hurlyburly), was born.
    (HN, 3/10/01)
1940        Mar 10, 1st US opera was telecast in NYC: "Pagliacci."
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1940        Mar 10, Mikhail Bulgakov (b.1891), Russian author, died in Moscow. His  novel “The Master and Margarita," which satirized life under Stalin, was written between 1928 and the author’s death. It was not published until 1966-67 in the Russian journal Moskva, with some 60 pages cut.
    (Econ, 3/13/04, p.86)(WSJ, 1/3/09, p.W6)

1941        Mar 10, Vichy France threatened to use its navy if Britain would not allow food to reach France.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1943        Mar 10, Hitler called Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa. The intercepted communications of an American in Cairo provided a secret ear for the Desert Fox.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1944        Mar 10, The Irish refused to oust all Axis envoys and denied the accusation of spying on Allied troops.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1945        Mar 10, Patton's 3rd Army made contact with Hodge's 1st Army.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1945        Mar 10, Germany blew up the Wessel Bridge on the Rhine.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1945        Mar 10, Some 300 American B-29s bombed Tokyo overnight with almost 2,000 tons of incendiaries killing some 100,000 people.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(Econ., 3/7/15, p.42)
1945        Mar 10, US troops landed on Mindanao.
    (MC, 3/10/02)
1945        Mar 10, In the Philippines Pfc. Thomas Eugene Atkins (d. 1999 at 78) repulsed a Japanese attack while wounded and killed 14 enemy soldiers in northern Luzon.
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.D6)

1947        Mar 10, The Big Four met in Moscow to discuss Germany.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1948        Mar 10, Author Zelda Fitzgerald died in a fire at Highland Hospital, NC. She was locked in on the 3rd floor while undergoing insulin-induced coma therapy. In 2001 Kendall Taylor authored "Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, a Marriage."
    (HN, 3/10/01)(SSFC, 9/23/01, DB p.61)
1948        Mar 10, Jan Masaryk (b.1886), son of the first president of Czechoslovakia and anti-Communist foreign minister, was found dead in the courtyard of Czernin Palace in Prague. He had dropped 45 feet from a window and the case remained unsolved.
    (http://www.radio.cz/en/article/24973)
1948        Mar 10, Political and military men gathered at the Tel Aviv headquarters of the Haganah and put the final touches to Plan Dalet. In 2006 Prof. Ilan Pappe of the Univ. of Haifa authored “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine." He held that Plan Dalet was a plan for the ethnic cleansing of some 800,000 Palestinians in order to allow the formation of the Jewish state.
    (Econ, 11/4/06, p.92)

1949        Mar 10, Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as "Axis Sally," was convicted in Washington D.C. of treason. She served 12 years in prison.
    (AP, 3/10/98)

1951        Mar 10, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declined the post of baseball commissioner.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1952        Mar 10, General Fulgencio Batista staged a coup in Cuba and overthrew the Socarras government.
    (WSJ, 7/10/02, p.D8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista)

1953        Mar 10, North Korean gunners at Wonsan fired on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.
    (HN, 3/10/99)
1953        Mar 10, Charles Gordon Curtis (92), inventor (Curtis-steam turbine), died.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1954        Mar 10, Pres. Eisenhower called Sen. Joseph McCarthy a peril to the Republican Party.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1956        Mar 10, A general strike in Cyprus protested the exile of archbishop Makarios.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1957        Mar 10, Thousands of soccer fans rioted in Italy.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1959        Mar 10, Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," premiered in NYC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Bird_of_Youth)
1959        Mar 10, In Tibet an uprising against Chinese occupation force took place in Lhasa. China reacted harshly, arrested tens of thousands and held strict control until the late 1970s. The Chinese forced the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, and many of his followers to flee to India. The Communists destroyed 6,500 monasteries. About 250 monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery escaped to India and established a replica of their ancient institution.
    (SFEC, 10/7/96, A12)(TMC, 1994, p.1959)(SFC, 10/10/96, p.E1)(WSJ, 9/4/97, p.A9)(MC, 3/10/02)

1962        Mar 10, The Phillies baseball club left the Jack Tar Harrison Hotel due to its refusal to admit black players, and moved to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida.
    (http://tinyurl.com/mdtvxu)

1965        Mar 10, Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple," starring Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison and Art Carney as Felix Unger, opened on Broadway.
    (AP, 3/10/99)

1966        Mar 10, The North Vietnamese captured a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.
    (HN, 3/10/98)
1966        Mar 10, Kelso, 5 time Horse of the Year, retired.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1968        Mar 10, Robert Kennedy visited Delano, Ca., in his bid for the presidency. He joined Cesar Chavez in a chapel where Chavez broke his fast on behalf of organizing farm workers.
    (SFEM, 11/17/96, p.18)
1968        Mar 10-1968 Mar 11, The ultra secret facility Lima Site 85 in Phou Phathi, Laos, was manned by USAF personnel and 11 were KIA or MIA as it was overran. The event has been characterized as the largest single day ground loss for the USAF.
    (www.cia.gov/csi/studies/95unclass/Linder.html)(http://limasite85.us/)

1969        Mar 10, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tenn., and was sentenced to 99 years in jail. Ray later repudiated that plea.
    (AP, 3/10/98)(HN, 3/10/98)

1971        Mar 10, The US Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to 18. On June 30, 1971, the amendment received ratification by the 38 required states, and became law.
    (http://today.findlaw.com/2008/03/march-10---toda.html)
1971        Mar 10, In France a group of homosexuals of both sexes disrupted a live general public radio show, devoted to “Homosexuality, that painful problem," and put the newly-born gay movement on the French political map.
    (http://tinyurl.com/5hafjv)

1975        Mar 10, "Rocky Horror Show" opened at Belasco Theater in NYC for 45 performances.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Show)
1975        Mar 10, The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese town of Ban Me Thout, the offensive will end with victory in Vietnam.
    (HN, 3/10/99)
1975        Mar 10, Dog spectacles were patented in England.
    (MC, 3/10/02)

1977        Mar 10, The rings of Uranus were discovered.
    (HN, 3/10/98)
1977        Mar 10, E. Power Biggs (b.1906), English organist and composer (CBS), died in, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Power_Biggs)

1978        Mar 10, Richard Hovey (26) abducted Tina Salazar (8) in Hayward, Ca., as she walked home from school. He left her by a roadside with fatal wounds later the same day. She died 8 days later. In 2006 an appeals court overturned his death sentence saying lawyers failed to inform a psychiatrist of his history of mental illness.
    (SFC, 8/12/06, p.B2)(http://tinyurl.com/384rtk)

1980        Mar 10, "Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tarnower was shot to death in Purchase, N.Y. Jean Harris (56) shot and killed her unfaithful lover, cardiologist Herman Tarnower, co-author of "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet" in Purchase N.Y. She was granted clemency by Gov. Mario Cuomo after she served 12 years of a 15 year sentence. Harris was released in January 1993.
    (SFC,10/27/97, p.A3)(AP, 3/10/00)
1980        Mar 10, Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lent his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1982        Mar 10, Pres Reagan proclaimed economic sanctions against Libya and banned Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.
    (HN, 3/10/98)(www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=38082)

1983        Mar 10, Dorka Lisker (66) was stabbed to death at her Sherman Oaks, Ca., home. Her son Bruce, age 17 at the time of the murder, was convicted of her murder in 1985 and was sentenced to life in prison. Lisker confessed to the murder in prison, but said he only did so in hopes of getting parole. In 2009 he was freed on bail after a judge overturned his conviction due to false evidence and sloppy defense work. Prosecutors decided not to retry him.
    (SFC, 8/14/09, p.D4)(SFC, 9/23/09, p.D5)

1985        Mar 10, Konstantin U. Chernenko (b.1911), Soviet leader for just 13 months (1984-1985), died.
    (AP, 3/10/98)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Chernenko)

1987        Mar 10, Daniel Morgan (37), a private detective, was murdered with an ax in his head outside a London pub. At the time of his death, it is believed Morgan was about to expose a south London drug network, possibly involving corrupt police officers. In 2008  6 men wee arrested for involvement in the killing of Morgan.
    (AP, 4/22/08)(www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/apr/22/ukcrime)
1987        Mar 10, Charles Haughey (1925-2006), head of Fianna Fail, was elected Taoiseach of Ireland for a 3rd term and held the position until 1992. Under his tenure ministers took cash from property and construction interests.
    (Econ, 10/16/04, Survey p.8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Haughey)
1987        Mar 10, The Vatican condemned surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1988        Mar 10, New York Congressman Jack Kemp dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
    (AP, 3/10/98)
1988        Mar 10, Prior to the 50th anniversary of the Anschluss, Austrian President Kurt Waldheim apologized on his country's behalf for atrocities committed by Austrian Nazis.
    (AP, 3/10/08)
1988        Mar 10, Pop singer Andy Gibb died in Oxford, England, at age 30 of heart inflammation.
    (AP, 3/10/98)

1989        Mar 10, One day after the Senate rejected the defense secretary nomination of John Tower, President Bush announced he would nominate Wyoming Rep. Dick Cheney, who was later confirmed.
    (AP, 3/10/99)

1990        Mar 10, Haitian ruler Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril resigned during a popular uprising against his military regime.
    (AP, 3/10/00)

1991        Mar 10, Eight Arab governments endorsed President Bush’s Middle East peace proposal calling for Israel to relinquish territory, and reiterated their desire for a peace conference.
    (AP, 3/10/01)
1991        Mar 10, In Benin President Kerekou was beaten by Nicephore Soglo (b.1934) in the first multi-candidate presidential elections. A runoff on March 24 gave Soglo 67.7% of the vote. Kerekou was granted immunity from prosecution over actions taken since October 1972.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic%C3%A9phore_Soglo)
1991        Mar 10, Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in Moscow, demanding that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev resign.
    (AP, 3/10/01)

1992        Mar 10, Democrat Bill Clinton claimed front-runner status as he won a series of Southern landslides on “Super Tuesday." President George H.W. Bush swept all the Republican contests.
    (AP, 3/10/02)

1993        Mar 10, Authorities announced the arrest of Nidal Ayyad, a second suspect in the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City.
    (AP, 3/10/98)
1993        Mar 10, Dr. David Gunn (47) was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic by Michael Griffin, who was convicted and sentenced to life.
    (AP, 3/10/98)(SSFC, 1/19/03, p.A3)
1993        Mar 10, C. Northcote Parkinson (b.1909), historian and sociologist, died in Canterbury, England. He authored Parkinson's Law: "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
    (AP, 3/10/98)(www.britannica.com/eb/article-9058517)

1994        Mar 10, White House officials began testifying before a federal grand jury about the Whitewater controversy.
    (AP, 3/10/99)
1994        Mar 10, Sara Kruzan (b.1978) of Riverside, Ca., killed her alleged pimp after she was forced into prostitution. She was convicted of 1st-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 8/18/10, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Kruzan)

1995        Mar 10, The Labor Department reported the nation's unemployment rate for February dropped to 5.4 percent, down 0.003 from the month before.
    (AP, 3/10/00)
1995        Mar 10, The Clinton administration released $3 billion to support Mexico's faltering economy. Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari fled to the United States.
    (AP, 3/10/00)
1995        Mar 10, Alexander Hyatt-King (b.1911), Mozart scholar, died.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7wbsj)

1996        Mar 10, Secretary of State Warren Christopher, accusing China of “reckless" provocations against Taiwan, said on NBC that US warships would move closer to Taiwan.
    (AP, 3/10/01)
1996        Mar 10, Birdwatchers noted the “act of raptor love" between two red-tailed hawks on the Hotel Carlyle at 2:30 p.m. in New York City. It lasted a full five seconds.
    (WSJ, 4/17/96, p.A-18)
1995        Mar 10, The book "Blindside: Why Japan Is Still on Track to Overtake the US by the year 2000," by Eamonn Fingleton, was published. He argued that the Japanese economic slump was a ruse to lull rivals into complacency.
    (WSJ, 1/11/00, p.A14)
1996        Mar 10, In Denmark Bandido motorcycle gang leader Uffe Larson was shot to death in Copenhagen.
    (SFEC, 8/11/96, p.A13)
1996        Mar 10, Hezbollah guerrillas launched a wave of bomb and rocket attacks on Israeli troops in south Lebanon.
    (AP, 3/10/01)

1997        Mar 10, The TV series “Buffy The Vampire Slayer" featured Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy. The show continued to 2003.
    (LSA, Spring, 2009, p.45)(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/)
1997        Mar 10, The White House and the FBI clashed in a rare public quarrel after President Clinton said he should have been alerted when the bureau told national security officials that the Chinese government might be trying to influence U.S. elections.
    (AP, 3/10/98)
1997        Mar 10, LaVern Baker (67), rhythm and blues singer, died. She had been discovered as a teenager by Fletcher Henderson in Chicago singing as “Little Miss Sharecropper." Her hits included “Tweedle Dee," “Go Jim Dandy" and “See See Rider."
    (SFC, 3/12/97, p.A9)
1997        Mar 10, In Ethiopia the 800-year-old cross of Lalibela was reported lost.
    (SDUT, 6/6/97, p.E2)
1997        Mar 10, The first Laos Int’l. Juggling Festival was held in Vientiane before a crowd of 40,000 as part of the annual That Luang Festival.
    (WSJ, 3/11/97, p.A20)
1997        Mar 10, Mexico named a new drug czar, lawyer Mariano Federico Herran Salvatti.
    (SFC, 3/11/97, p.A11)
1997        Mar 10, In Nepal King Birendra named Lokendra Bahadur Chand as prime minister and gave him 30 days to form a majority in the 205-seat House of Representatives. The Communists held 90 seats and backed Chand to form a coalition.
    (SFC, 3/11/97, p.A11)
1997        Mar 10, The Vatican established diplomatic relations with Libya.
    (SFC, 3/11/97, p.A11)
1997        Mar 10, Vietnam agreed to repay the US millions of dollars in debts incurred by the former South Vietnam. The debts were currently worth $140 mil.
    (SFC, 3/11/97, p.A11)

1998        Mar 10, U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel in the Persian Gulf received vaccinations against anthrax. In 2004 a federal judge ordered a halt to anthrax vaccinations and ruled that the FDA had violated its own rules by approving the vaccine in 2003.
    (AP, 3/10/99)(SFC, 10/28/04, p.A4)
1998        Mar 10, In Alabama a teenager killed his parents with an ax and a sledgehammer. Jeffery Franklin (17) also wounded 3 siblings and led police on a “wild car chase" before being captured.
    (SFC, 3/11/98, p.A3)
1998        Mar 10, In South Carolina the FBI received a videotape made by Daniel Rudolph, brother of abortion clinic bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph, in which he amputated his left hand with a circular saw.
    (SFC, 3/11/98, p.A3)
1998        Mar 10, Lloyd Bridges, actor, died at 85 in Westwood, Calif. He played in over 100 movies and starred in the 1957-1961 TV series Sea Hunt.
    (SFC, 3/11/98, p.A4)(AP, 3/10/99)
1998        Mar 10, In India 6 Tibetans in New Delhi, aged 28-70, began a hunger strike to force the UN to address Tibet’s dispute with China.
    (SFC, 4/15/98, p.C2)
1998        Mar 10, In Indonesia Pres. Suharto was re-elected by acclamation of the People’s Consultative Assembly to his 7th 5-year term.
    (SFC, 3/10/98, p.A8)
1998        Mar 10, In Kosovo Serbian police seized the bodies of 51 ethnic Albanians, killed in a sweep of separatists, and buried them into bulldozed over graves.
    (SFC, 3/11/98, p.A1)
1998        Mar 10, In Northern Ireland guerrillas launched 2 mortar bombs at a police station in Armagh.
    (SFC, 3/9/98, p.A9)

1999        Mar 10, Pres. Clinton visited Guatemala and acknowledged the U.S. role in Central America's "dark and painful period" of civil wars and repression. He apologized for US support of rightist regimes that ruled the country for 3 decades.
    (SFC, 3/11/99, p.A1)(AP, 3/10/00)
1999        Mar 10, Physicist Ian Barbour (75) won the $1.24 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He promised to donate $1 million to the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences in Berkeley.
    (SFC, 3/11/99, p.A2)
1999        Mar 10, In Ecuador two days of general strikes were scheduled.
    (WSJ, 3/10/99, p.A14)
1999        Mar 10, In Iceland the parliament passed a resolution to resume whale hunting within its territorial waters.
    (SFC, 3/12/99, p.A15)
1999        Mar 10, In Indonesia troops fired on rioting Christians and Muslims on Ambon and at least 7 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 3/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Mar 10, In Mexico a power failure at the Penitas hydroelectric plant cause a blackout across the Yucatan for several hours.
    (SFC, 3/11/99, p.A10)
1999        Mar 10, In Mozambique officials reported 12 deaths due to flooding and some 200,000 people stranded following 3 months of rain.
    (SFC, 3/11/99, p.A11)
1999        Mar 10, In Palestine security forces shot and killed 2 teenagers during protests in Gaza after Raed al-Attar was sentenced to die for killing police captain Rifat Joudah in Feb. Two others were sentenced to jail.
    (SFC, 3/11/99, p.A12)
1999        Mar 10, In Serbia Pres. Milosevic met with Richard Holbrooke and stood firm against NATO troops in his country.
    (SFC, 3/11/99, p.A10)
1999        Mar 10, In Sierra Leone rebels rejected a cease fire plea by their jailed leader.
    (WSJ, 3/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Mar 10, In Spain 9 Basque separatists were arrested.
    (WSJ, 3/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Mar 10, In Thailand Michael Wansley (58), an auditor for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, was shot to death on his way to the Kaset Thai sugar mill. The murder was traced to Pradit Siriviriyakul, one of the brothers running the family mill.
    (WSJ, 4/2/99, p.A9)

2000        Mar 10, It was reported that a new meningitis vaccine was designed by scientists at Chiron Corp.
    (WSJ, 3/10/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 10, Nasdaq reached a record high at 5048.62.
    (NW, 3/17/03, p.44)
2000        Mar 10, In Texas a medical helicopter crashed and its 3-person crew were killed along with a 4-month-old baby near Dalhart. West of Longview on I-20 a 5 vehicle crash in heavy rain left at least 2 people dead.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A6)
2000        Mar 10, Pope John Paul the Second approved sainthood for Katharine Drexel (d.1955), a Philadelphia socialite who had taken a vow of poverty and devoted her fortune to helping poor blacks and American Indians. Drexel was canonized the following October.
    (AP, 3/10/01)
2000        Mar 10-2000 Mar 11, Public sentencing rallies took place in the Aksu region of Xinjiang and 11 Muslim Uighur members of a terrorist group were executed. The Uighurs of the region made up nearly half of Xinjiang’s 20 million population and had been struggling against Chinese rule for several years.
    (SFC, 3/20/00, p.A14)(WSJ, 3/20/00, p.A1)(Econ, 9/6/08, p.54)
2000        Mar 10, In Pakistan attorney Iqbal Raad and 2 others were killed by gunmen 3 days before closing arguments in the hijacking trial of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A8)
2000        Mar 10, In Romania some 20,000 tons of metal pollutants escaped into the Vaser River from the state-owned Baia Borsa mine after a dam broke following heavy rains and melting snow.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A9)
2000        Mar 10, In Sri Lanka a bomber blew himself up and killed 19 others including 5 policemen. 64 people were injured as he missed a motorcade of Cabinet ministers. 4 rebels committed suicide as troops closed in on them following the botched assassination attempt.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A8)(WSJ, 3/13/00, p.A13)
2000        Mar 10, In Turkey former prime minister Necmettin Erbakan was sentenced to one year in prison for a 1994 speech in which he criticized the secular government for drifting from its Islamic roots.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A8)
2000        cMar 10, In Zambia over 12,000 people lost their homes when the spillways of Kariba Dam in southern Siavonga were opened to relieve pressure.
    (SFC, 3/11/00, p.A6)

2001        Mar 10, President George W. Bush told Americans in his Saturday radio address that he thought support for tax relief was building, while opening the door to considering a different sort of cut than he had proposed and Democrats deplored.
    (AP, 3/10/02)
2001        Mar 10, In Canada the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council of British Columbia signed a treaty with the federal government.
    (SSFC, 3/11/01, p.D2)
2001        Mar 10, In Colombia gunmen pulled Sintramienergetica union local president Valmore Locarno and his deputy, Victor Orcasita, off a bus and killed them. The US Drummond Co. was later charged with paying paramilitaries for the executions. In 2007 a civil trial before a federal jury opened in Birmingham, Ala.
    (AP, 7/7/07)
2001        Mar 10, In Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori announced that he would resign next month.
    (SSFC, 3/11/01, p.D1)

2002        Mar 10, Russell Crowe won best actor honors at the Screen Actors Guild awards for "A Beautiful Mind" while Halle Berry won best actress for "Monster's Ball."
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2002        Mar 10, Irene Worth (85), 3-time Tony winning actress, died in New York.
    (SFC, 3/12/02, p.A21)(AP, 3/10/07)
2002        Mar 10, In Colombia voters maintained the Liberal Party as the largest force in the 268-member, 2-chamber legislature. Poling in 15 of the nation’s 1,097 municipalities was cancelled due to rebel interference.
    (SFC, 3/11/02, p.A10)
2002        Mar 10, In India religious violence left 2 more dead in Panvad and Rajpipla, villages 60 and 95 miles away from Ahmadabad.
    (SFC, 3/12/02, p.A7)
2002        Mar 10, In the Republic of Congo Pres. Dennis Sassou-Nguesso won elections with 89% of the vote. Turnout was nearly 75%.
    (SFC, 3/14/02, p.A8)
2002        Mar 10, In Zimbabwe the high court ordered the government to extend voting to a 3rd day as long lines continued following the deadline. In Harare police chased away some 2.5-3 thousand people from a polling station following the extension.
    (SFC, 3/11/02, p.A7)(WSJ, 3/11/02, p.A1)

2003        Mar 10, Facing almost certain defeat, the United States and Britain delayed a vote in the U.N. Security Council to give Saddam Hussein an ultimatum to disarm.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2003        Mar 10, Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, told a London audience: "Just so you know ... we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
    (AP, 3/10/08)
2003          Mar 10, In NYC 2 undercover police officers were killed during an undercover gun buy on Staten Island. 3 people were arrested the next day. Ronell Wilson climbed into the back seat of an unmarked police car on the pretense of selling an illegal gun. He shot officers Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin in the head. In 2007 Wilson (24) was convicted and sentenced to death. Wilson was one of seven people arrested in his case; the other six pleaded guilty to various charges.
    (SFC, 3/12/03, p.A6)(AP, 1/31/07)
2003          Mar 10, In Brownsville, Texas, a woman and her common-law husband killed and beheaded their 3 children, ages 3 years to 2 months.
    (SFC, 3/13/03, p.A6)
2003        Mar 10, Carolyn Doty (b.1941), novelist and prof. of English at U. of Kansas, died. Her 4 novels included "A Day Later" (1980). "She managed to peer into corners of human behavior that others overlooked."
    (SFC, 3/29/03, p.A12)
2003          Mar 10, The European Union opened a new office in Cuba.
    (AP, 3/10/03)
2003          Mar 10, Two helicopters from Mexico's Attorney General's office were shot down near Tlapa, Guerrero, in the nation's western mountains during an anti-narcotics operation, killing all 5 officials on board.
    (AP, 3/11/03)
2003          Mar 10, The Palestinian parliament approved the new position of PM as part of reforms sought by the US, Europe and Israel to curb Yasser Arafat’s near absolute powers. Mahmoud Abbas became PM without control of the security forces or peace talks. Abbas had a doctorate in history and his books included "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and the Zionist Movement."
    (AP, 3/10/03)(WSJ, 3/11/03, p.A1)(SSFC, 7/13/03, Par p.2)
2003          Mar 10, In the southern Philippines suspected Muslim separatist rebels seized a bus, and two people were killed before the gunmen escaped.
    (AP, 3/10/03)
2003          Mar 10, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov warned the Kremlin would vote against the US and British resolution that gives Saddam Hussein a March 17 deadline to disarm.
    (AP, 3/10/03)
2003          Mar 10, In Sierra Leone Foday Sankoh, a former rebel leader whose followers were known for mutilating civilians, was indicted along with 6 others by Sierra Leone’s war crimes tribunal. Sam Bockerie was among the indicted.
    (AP, 3/11/03)(SFC, 5/7/03, p.A11)
2003          Mar 10, The Sri Lankan navy exchanged fire with a Tamil Tiger boat off the northern coast, sinking the rebel vessel and likely killing all 10 on board.
    (AP, 3/10/03)

2004        Mar 10, Lee Boyd Malvo, teenage sniper, was sentenced in Chesapeake, Va., to life in prison.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2004        Mar 10, Four major US Internet service providers filed a series of lawsuits meant to shutdown a number of leading spammers.
    (SFC, 3/11/04, p.C1)
2004        Mar 10, The DJIA tumbled for a 3rd session, down 160 to 10,296.
    (SFC, 3/11/04, p.C1)
2004        Mar 10, Argentina and the IMF signed an accord to release a $3.1 billion loan. Meetings with creditors were scheduled to re-schedule $82 billion in loans that the government defaulted on in 2002. Bondholders were being offered 25 cents on the dollar.
    (WSJ, 3/11/04, p.A14)
2004        Mar 10, Brazil's government said the army burned all documents about the suppression of a 1970s insurgency against the military dictatorship. The papers were destroyed in the 1970s and 1980s in accordance with laws in force at the time.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2004        Mar 10, France's government worked to calm a revolt by scientists angry over funding cuts, even as trade unions called for more protests.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2004        Mar 10, U.S. Marines shot and killed at least two Haitians in overnight gun battles.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2004        Mar 10, India's cricketers arrived for their first full tour of Pakistan in 14 years.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2004        Mar 10, In Israel 2 bills supporting civil marriage were voted down in the parliament. Thousands of Israel's rabbis have gone on strike, scaling back wedding and funeral services, to protest the government's withholding of salaries. The government has not paid salaries to 3,000 rabbis and employees of municipal rabbinates and religious councils for more than half a year.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2004        Mar 10, Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra replaced his finance, interior and defense ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle as the government faces a Muslim insurgency in the south, a volatile stock market and a public outcry over a privatization plan.
    (AP, 3/10/04)
2004        Mar 10, In Turkey 2 suicide attackers stormed a Masonic lodge in Istanbul opening fire with automatic weapons and setting off explosions that killed one person and wounded five.
    (AP, 3/10/04)

2005        Mar 10, The US EPA approved new limits on power plant emissions in the Eastern US. The EPA issued its Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to reduce air pollution. Courts left its provisions intact but ordered  the EPA to come up with a better rule. The new Cross-State Air Pollution rule (CSAPR) was due to go into effect Jan 1, 2012, but faced heavy state and industrial opposition.
    (WSJ, 3/11/05, p.A1)(Econ, 10/15/11, p.38)(http://www.epa.gov/cair/)
2005        Mar 10, The US Dept. of Transportation authorized $150.3 million for the construction of a $270 million tunnel to bypass Devil’s Slide on Highway 1 between Pacifica and Montara. The cost increased to $439 million on completion in 2013.
    (SFC, 3/11/05, p.A1)(SFC, 2/14/13, p.D1)
2005        Mar 10, It was reported that a Texas ranch has implemented a computer-assisted remote hunting website allowing paying hunters to bag big game from their home computers.
    (SFC, 3/10/05, p.A1)
2005        Mar 10, Tens of thousands of French workers marched on Paris and strikes crippled public transport, embarrassing the government as Olympic officials visited to assess the city's bid to host the 2012 Games.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, Georgia lawmakers voted unanimously for Russia to withdraw troops from soviet-era bases by Jan 1.
    (WSJ, 3/11/05, p.A1)
2005        Mar 10, Hong Kong's leader said he tendered his resignation because of failing health and repeatedly denied speculation China pushed him out in a bid to tighten its grip on the former British colony.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, Iran’s Pres. Khatami began a 3-day visit to Venezuela and planned to strengthen political and economic ties with Pres. Chavez.
    (WSJ, 3/10/05, p.A15)
2005        Mar 10, Iraq's main Shiite party and a Kurdish bloc reached a deal that sets the stage for a new government to be formed when the National Assembly convenes next week.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, In Baghdad, Iraq, gunmen killed 2 district police chiefs and 2 others Iraqis. A suicide attacker in Mosul set off a bomb that tore through a funeral tent jammed with Shiite mourners. The attack killed 47 and wounded more than 100.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, Israeli troops killed an Islamic Jihad Palestinian militant in a raid on a village near the West Bank town of Jenin.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, Kyrgyzstan opposition parties united around former PM Kurmanbek, who will coordinate national protests sparked by the 1st round of elections.
    (WSJ, 3/11/05, p.A9)
2005        Mar 10, Lebanon's president, emboldened by a massive pro-Syria demonstration, reinstated Omar Karami as PM, 10 days after the Damascus-backed leader stepped down.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, Pakistan's information minister acknowledged that Abdul Qadeer Khan, a rogue scientist at the heart of an international nuclear black market investigation, gave centrifuges to Iran, but insisted the government had nothing to do with the transfer.
    (AP, 3/10/05)
2005        Mar 10, At least 15 Russian servicemen were killed and 12 others were injured when a federal helicopter crashed in Chechnya.
    (AP, 3/11/05)
2005        Mar 10, In Kigali, Rwanda, a nine-judge community court handed down its first conviction of a Rwandan accused of killings in the 1994 genocide, as authorities set in motion a system of trials designed to speed the task of deciding the guilt or innocence of the 63,000 people accused of taking part in the government-orchestrated slaughter.
    (AP, 3/11/05)
2005        Mar 10, The UN panel overseeing compensation for victims of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait approved new awards worth $265 million, mostly to families of people who died in Iraqi detention.
    (AP, 3/11/05)

2006        Mar 10, The US Treasury said February’s deficit of $119.2 billion set a one-month record. It cited early tax filing, hurricane aid and Medicare drug costs.
    (SFC, 3/11/06, p.A1)
2006        Mar 10, Bill Campbell (52), former mayor if Atlanta, Georgia (1994-2002), was convicted of tax evasion, but acquitted for corruption charges. In June he was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison and fined $6,300.
    (WSJ, 6/14/06, p.A1)(http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=nation_world&id=4267799)
2006        Mar 10, Ohio State, acknowledging eight of nine violations alleged by the NCAA, was placed on three years' probation.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2006        Mar 10, Hoisting American flags into the air, tens of thousands of immigrants, mostly Latino, from the Chicago area marched downtown in a display of support for immigrant rights as a bill to stiffen border enforcement awaits action in the U.S. Senate.
    (AP, 3/11/06)
2006        Mar 10, In Alaska another oil leak was detected on a 2nd North Slope transmission pipeline. This followed the recently plugged leak discovered on Mar 2.
    (SFC, 3/11/06, p.A4)
2006        Mar 10, A NASA spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, slipped into orbit around the Red Planet.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2006        Mar 10, Opera singer Anna Moffo died in New York at age 73.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2006        Mar 10, The African Union decided to extend its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region for six months to give itself time to negotiate a peace agreement, but it promised to transfer control to the United Nations once that is accomplished.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, In Bahrain riot police clashed with demonstrators burning tires and garbage at a suburban shopping center in Manama, and at least 11 people were wounded. The demonstration began as a peaceful protest by about 175 people who were demanding the release of 20 supporters of a cleric who have been detained since Dec 24. The government did not want demonstrations while the tiny island state hosted thousands of foreigners who had come for the Formula 1 Grand Prix on Mar 12.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Belarus told a group of EU legislators who were planning to monitor the upcoming presidential vote to stay home, labeling them troublemakers.
    (WSJ, 3/11/06, p.A1)
2006        Mar 10, Cuba said it will open embassies in four more Caribbean countries, a move that will give it a diplomatic presence in all 15 Caribbean Community nations.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Tamer Yusri Yassin, who worked in Qatar and is considered the founder of a group of 14 people involved in terrorist attacks, was allegedly extradited to Egypt from Qatar. The next day Qatar denied that Yassin was extradited. Yassin was one of 14 people referred for trial by the public prosecutor this week for involvement in two Cairo bombings on April 7 and April 30, 2005.
    (AFP, 3/11/06)(Reuters, 3/11/06)
2006        Mar 10, Legal experts from Ethiopia and Eritrea flew to London for talks with international mediators to discuss demarcating their common border.
    (Reuters, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, The EU threatened legal action against member states that create biotech-free growing zones in their countries, warning that doing so would violate EU trade rules.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, The EU threatened to cut off aid to a Hamas-led Palestinian government "unless it seeks peace by peaceful means," its strongest signal to the new leadership.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, The EU and the US signed a new wine deal that allows the US to export wines made using practices many European vintners shun. The bilateral accord resolved most elements of a 2-decade-long dispute over wine making methods and names.
    (SFC, 3/11/06, p.C1)(WSJ, 3/11/06, p.A4)
2006        Mar 10, An Indonesian health ministry official said Bird flu has killed its 22nd human victim there, a 12-year-old girl, according to tests by the WHO's Hong Kong laboratory.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, President Jalal Talabani issued a decree ordering Iraq's new parliament to hold its first session March 19. Bombings and shootings killed at least 17 people. A suicide truck bomb ripped through a line of vehicles waiting at a checkpoint in Fallujah, killing at least 7 civilians.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Acting PM Ehud Olmert presented a sweeping vision for Israel's future in published interviews, saying he will dismantle most West Bank settlements, fortify remaining settlement blocs and set the nation's borders by 2010.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Prosecutors in Milan said they have requested that Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi be indicted on corruption charges.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Japan, the second largest contributor to the UN, called for minimum dues for permanent members of the Security Council, forcing China and Russia to pay more or lose their seats.
    (AFP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Kosovo's parliament elected Agim Ceku (45), a former ethnic Albanian guerrilla commander, as the new PM. Ceku said that anything short of independence from Serbia was "out of the question," but emphasized after his election that respect for the province's Serb minority would be a priority for his government.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, An anchorman for a Mexican radio station was shot to death by gunmen waiting for him in the bushes in front of his house in the border city of Nuevo Laredo.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, A Netherlands court convicted 9 Muslims of belonging to a terrorist group because they incited hatred for non-Muslims. Among the defendants was Mohammed Bouyeri, the convicted killer of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
    (AP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, In southwestern Pakistan a crowded bus carrying a wedding party hit an anti-tank mine in Baluchistan province, killing 28 people, mostly women and children.
    (AFP, 3/10/06)
2006        Mar 10, Pakistani soldiers backed by helicopter gunships attacked a suspected militant hideout near Miran Shah, the volatile tribal region near the Afghan border, and killed about 30 militants.
    (AP, 3/11/06)
2006        Mar 10, In Russia a bomb exploded outside a government office in the southern city of Makhachkala, killing a top-ranking police official.
    (AP, 3/10/06)

2007        Mar 10, President Bush in Uruguay said the FBI has addressed the problems that led to illegal prying into personal information on people in the US, but "there's more work to be done." Bush with President Tabare Vazquez who said he wanted to expand trade with the United States and increase scientific, technical and cultural exchanges. Bush also asked Congress for $3.2 billion to pay for 8,200 more U.S. troops needed in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of the 21,500-troop buildup he had announced in January 2007.
    (AP, 3/10/07)(AP, 3/10/08)
2007        Mar 10, Some 22,000 evangelical teenagers attended the BattleCry rally at AT&T Park in SF, where organizer Ron Luce (45) urged they become stalkers of god. Together with his wife Katie, Luce founded the Texas-based Teen Mania Ministries in 1986 in his van.
    (SSFC, 3/11/07, p.B3)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Luce)
2007        Mar 10, In Texas Valerie Lopez (19), the mother of two young children whose decomposing bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags beneath a house this week, was arrested and charged with capital murder.
    (AP, 3/11/07)
2007        Mar 10, Richard Jeni (49), a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the "Tonight Show" and appeared in movies, died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide in West Hollywood.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0420732/)
2007        Mar 10, Afghanistan's lower house of parliament voted into law a revised resolution calling for an amnesty for groups suspected of perpetrating war crimes during a quarter century of fighting, but also recognizing the rights of victims to seek justice. A top Taliban commander issued a chilling threat, promising to kill a kidnapped Italian journalist unless the movement's arrested spokesmen were freed and a date was set for the withdrawal of Italian troops from Afghanistan. In southern Afghanistan clashes between Afghan police and Taliban militants killed eight officers and two Taliban. In Zabul Taliban militants attacked police on the main highway between Kabul and Kandahar. A ½ hour gunfight left 2 Taliban dead and 4 wounded.
    (AP, 3/10/07)(AFP, 3/10/07)(AP, 3/11/07)
2007        Mar 10, In a Web statement Islamic militants threatened to attack Germany and Austria unless the two European nations break ranks with the US and withdraw their personnel from Afghanistan. A separate, previously unknown Iraqi insurgent group released a video on the Web threatening to kill a German woman and her son kidnapped in Iraq unless Germany withdrew its troops from Afghanistan within 10 days.
    (AP, 3/11/07)
2007        Mar 10, A flash flood killed six people in southern Algeria when torrential rains caused wadis to overflow, while high winds brought down trees and walls.
    (AFP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, In Colombia the US Embassy confirmed that American and Colombian soldiers had conducted a joint operation in the southern stronghold of leftist rebels who are holding three US military contractors, captured in Feb, 2004.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, In Iraq US and Iranian envoys traded harsh words and blamed each other for the country's crisis at a one-day international conference that some hoped would help end their 27-year diplomatic freeze. 69 delegates represented 13 countries and consented to form committees to address Iraq’s problems. A suicide blast at a checkpoint in Sadr City killed 20 people, including at least six Iraqi soldiers as international envoys met in the Iraqi capital to talk about stabilizing the violence-shattered country. Iraq's prime minister appealed for international help to sever networks aiding extremists and warned envoys from neighbors and world powers that Iraq's growing sectarian bloodshed could spill across the Middle East. US and Iraqi forces captured three suspected members of a bomb-making cell north in Tarmiyah north of Baghdad.
    (AP, 3/10/07)(AP, 3/11/07)(SSFC, 3/11/07, p.A15)
2007        Mar 10, An Iraqi insurgent group threatened to kill a German woman and her son kidnapped in Iraq unless Germany withdrew its troops from Afghanistan within 10 days, according to a video posted by the group.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, In Italy thousands of supporters of legislation that would grant legal rights to unmarried couples including gays rallied in Rome to urge lawmakers to resist Vatican pressure against the measure.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, In northern Mexico 8 people were killed and 11 were injured when a bus slammed into a tractor trailer carrying aluminum beams.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, Pakistani security forces killed three suspected Islamist militants in a clash in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, The Hamas-run Education Ministry rescinded its decision to pull an anthology of Palestinian folk tales from school libraries and destroy copies, reportedly over mild sexual innuendo, following a widespread public outcry.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, Serbia called on the United Nations to reject a Western-backed proposal for the independence of Kosovo as Serbs and Albanians ended a year of talks in Austria on the fate of the breakaway province.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, The South African government took possession of the first farm to be expropriated, in a move designed to silence criticism it is dragging its feet over land reform. Local people had been forced off Pniel Farm near Kimberley and into a shantytown in 1967.
    (AFP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, In South Korea riot police used a water cannon to break up a noisy but peaceful street protest in downtown Seoul against a proposed free trade agreement between South Korea and the United States.
    (AP, 3/10/07)
2007        Mar 10, The number of refugees in eastern Sri Lanka climbed past 100,000 after heavy fighting in rebel-held parts of the island forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes in recent days.
    (AP, 3/11/07)
2007        Mar 10, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited flood-ravaged Bolivia to show off the fact that his country has pledged 10 times more aid than the Bush administration. But local leaders gave him a cool reception, accusing him of meddling in Bolivian politics.
    (AP, 3/10/07)

2008        Mar 10, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer admitted to his role in a prostitution scandal. He faced mounting calls to resign. The governor first came under suspicion because of cash payments from several bank accounts to an account operated by a call-girl ring.
    (AP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, An Associated Press investigation showed that a vast array of pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones, have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans.
    (AP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, Crude oil futures moved to another all-time high as April delivery for light, sweet crude rose to $107.90 per barrel.
    (WSJ, 3/11/08, p.C7)
2008        Mar 10, Highway and utility crews cleared major highways in time for morning commuters following the weekend snowstorm that buried parts of Ohio in as much as 20 inches of snow. The storm battered a wide band from the lower Mississippi Valley to New England.
    (AP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, In Afghanistan 10 militants and two officers were killed when police clashed with Taliban fighters in the southern Uruzgan province. In southern Afghanistan two women and two children were caught in the line of fire and killed during a clash between NATO troops and insurgents.
    (AP, 3/11/08)(AP, 3/12/08)
2008        Mar 10, African Union troops arrived in the Comoros before launching a military offensive against the island of Anjouan and its rebellious leader.
    (AFP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, Canada’s government said hunters will be allowed to kill 275,000 young harp seals on the ice floes off eastern Canada this year, a number that animal rights activists said was totally unsustainable.
    (Reuters, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, Leaders of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) converged on Kinshasa for a summit focusing on the situation in Chad in the wake of a failed rebel assault.
    (AFP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, China said it will keep family-planning limits to one child per couple for at least another decade.
    (WSJ, 3/11/08, p.A1)
2008        Mar 10, Guatemala's first trial on "forced disappearance" charges began in connection with six civilians who went missing during the nation's 36-year civil war.
    (AP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, A female suicide bomber in the predominantly Sunni town of Kanaan, 13 miles east of Baqouba. killed the head of a local group of Sunni fighters in who had turned against al-Qaida insurgents. A suicide bomber killed five American soldiers on a foot patrol after detonating his explosives vest in central Baghdad. Another 3 American soldiers and their interpreter were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Diyala province.
    (AP, 3/10/08)(AP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has instructed the army to halt airstrikes and raids into the Gaza Strip in response to a recent drop in rocket fire from the territory.
    (AP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, In Malaysia PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was sworn in for a new 5-year term despite calls for his resignation. Malaysian stocks fell over 10% and triggered for the first time a limit-down rule established after the 1997-1998 Asian financial crises.
    (WSJ, 3/11/08, p.C7)
2008        Mar 10, In Mexico a researcher said satellite photographs show illegal loggers have clear-cut large swathes of trees in the heart of a monarch butterfly reserve, threatening the insects' habitat. The images show illegal loggers chopped 1,100 acres of trees since 2004 in the core of a wooded park in Michoacan state.
    (AP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, In central Mexico a sports utility vehicle fell into a canal, killing nine small children but leaving their teacher unharmed.
    (AP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, Tropical cyclone Jokwe battered parts of Mozambique for a third day. At least 16 people were killed with thousands of homes destroyed in northern Nampula province.
    (Reuters, 3/10/08)(AFP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, A Manila court acquitted the flamboyant widow of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos of 32 counts of illegally transferring wealth abroad during her husband's 20-year rule.
    (AP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, The coalition government of Serbian PM Vojislav Kostunica was formally dissolved, opening the way for an early parliamentary election.
    (AP, 3/10/08)
2008        Mar 10, Sri Lankans trickled to the polls in the turbulent eastern city of Batticaloa to vote in the first municipal elections since government forces seized control of the east last year from ethnic Tamil rebels. The Karuna Group, a pro-government militia composed of former Tamil Tiger rebels, won the election despite allegations that it used child soldiers, extorted businessmen and carried out killings.
    (AP, 3/10/08)(AP, 3/11/08)
2008        Mar 10, Hundreds of Tibetan exiles began a six-month march from India to Tibet to protest Beijing's hold on the Himalayan region and China's hosting of the Olympic Games. Indian police barred the Tibetan exiles from marching.
    (AP, 3/10/08)(WSJ, 3/11/08, p.A1)
2008        Mar 10, A top Vatican official listed drugs, pollution, genetic manipulation and social and economic injustice as new sins.
    (AP, 3/11/08)(WSJ, 3/11/08, p.A1)
2008        Mar 10, Vietnam’s central bank widened the band in which it allows the Vietnamese dong to rise or fall against the dollar from .75% to 1%. The bank said it plans to expand the band to 2% in an effort to unshackle its economy from the sliding dollar.
    (WSJ, 3/19/08, p.A8)

2009        Mar 10, In Alabama Michael McLendon (28) set off on a rampage of 10 slayings across two rural counties and then killed himself.
    (AP, 3/11/09)(SFC, 3/12/09, p.A6)
2009        Mar 10, The IMF warned that the world economy will likely contract this year in a "Great Recession" and African leaders said the financial crisis could undo hard-won social-economic gains.
    (Reuters, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, In Afghanistan a roadside bomb ripped through a minibus, killing four civilians and wounding six other people in Helmand province. Gunmen in Kandahar killed Jawed Ahmad (23), an Afghan journalist once held by the US military in Afghanistan as an enemy combatant.
    (AFP, 3/10/09)(AP, 3/11/09)(SFC, 3/11/09, p.A3)
2009        Mar 10, In Algeria border guards seized 3.5 tons of cannabis in a desert region close to the frontier with Morocco.
    (AFP, 3/12/09)
2009        Mar 10, In Egypt rival Palestinian factions opened talks aimed at coming up with a power-sharing agreement, hearing a call to forget their contentious and sometimes bloody past.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, Germany's navy handed over nine suspected Somali pirates to Kenyan authorities and they will be taken to a court to face charges. The nine were arrested March 3 after they attacked the Hamburg-based MV Courier cargo ship.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, In northern Honduras a plane from Venezuela that was carrying more than 2 tons of cocaine crashed, killing the pilot. 2 US Drug Enforcement Administration helicopters were allegedly pursuing the aircraft when it went down near El Negrito town.
    (AP, 3/11/09)
2009        Mar 10, In Iraq a suicide bomber struck Sunni and Shiite tribal leaders touring a market after a reconciliation meeting west of Baghdad, killing 33 people. A US Marine died in an incident that did not involve combat.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, Two cargo ships collided off the coast of a central Japanese island, leaving 16 South Korean and Indonesian crew members missing.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, In Kenya youths threw stones at police officers and looted stores and cars following a march by about 1,000 university students through the Nairobi to protest the deaths of a fellow student and two activists.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, Libya released Jamal al-Haji and Faraj Humaid. They had been sentenced to prison in 2007 for planning a peaceful demonstration to commemorate protesters who had died in clashes with police.
    (SFC, 3/11/09, p.A2)
2009        Mar 10, Malaysia’s government unveiled a 60 billion ringgit ($16.26 billion) economic stimulus plan amounting to 9% of GDP.
    (WSJ, 3/11/09, p.A16)
2009        Mar 10, In western Mexico 5 human heads were found inside coolers along a highway. Authorities were still searching for the bodies.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, Police in Northern Ireland arrested 2 suspects in the fatal shooting of Constable Stephen Paul Carroll. On March 24 one of the suspects, a Northern Ireland teenager (17), was charged with the dissident IRA killing of Carroll. The teen had an assault rifle and 26 rounds of ammunition and refused to say a word to his interrogators during 13 days of questioning. On March 25 Brendan McConville (37), a former Sinn Fein councilman was arraigned on charges of murdering Carroll.
    (WSJ, 3/11/09, p.A16)(AP, 3/24/09)(AP, 3/25/09)
2009        Mar 10, Pakistani security forces claimed to have killed 35 militants in fresh fighting in the northwest, on the Afghanistan border. Gunmen torched a truck in Baluchistan province carrying supplies for NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, leaving its driver and a helper wounded.
    (AP, 3/10/09)(AFP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, The Philippine president signed a law affirming sovereignty over islands also claimed by China and Vietnam, sparking protests over the control of strategic South China Sea islands. The Chinese Embassy issued a statement expressing its "strong opposition and solemn protest" over the signing of the law.
    (AP, 3/11/09)
2009        Mar 10, In Saudi Arabia a huge sandstorm blanketed the city of Riyadh with a thick layer of yellow dust.
    (AP, 3/11/09)
2009        Mar 10, Spanish police said they have arrested an Ecuadorian woman who tried to smuggle into Barcelona liquid cocaine hidden in spray cans of products to starch clothes or clean glass.
    (AFP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, In southern Sri Lanka a rebel suicide bomber attacked a procession of Muslims celebrating a religious holiday, killing 15 people and critically wounding Postal Services Minister Mahinda Wijesekera (66).
    (AP, 3/10/09)(AFP, 3/11/09)
2009        Mar 10, Syria opened its first stock exchange, closed since the 1960s, as it shifted from socialist policies toward a more market oriented system.
    (SFC, 3/11/09, p.A2)(Econ, 11/28/09, p.50)
2009        Mar 10, Tibetans and their supporters rallied across the Asia-Pacific region demanding an end to Chinese rule in their homeland on the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama being forced into exile. Paramilitary police and soldiers swarmed cities and villages in Tibet and restive western China, on the alert for possible unrest. The Dalai Lama said Tibet had become "hell on earth" under Beijing's control.
    (AP, 3/10/09)
2009        Mar 10, Turkey indicted 56 more people on charges of plotting to topple the Islamic-rooted AK Party government. The 56 suspects, including 2 retired four-star generals, were formally indicted on March 25.
    (WSJ, 3/11/09, p.A11)(WSJ, 3/26/09, p.A8)
2009        Mar 10, Venezuela's National Guard destroyed an elaborate network of clandestine cocaine-processing laboratories along the country's border with Colombia as part of its anti-drug efforts.
    (AP, 3/10/09)

2010        Mar 10, Pres. Obama met with Haiti’s Pres. Rene Preval and assured him that the US was committed to Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction following the devastating January 12 earthquake.
    (SFC, 3/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Mar 10, The Kansas City, Mo., school board narrowly approved a plan to close nearly half the district’s schools in a desperate attempt to avoid a potential bankruptcy. 29 schools were closed.
    (SFC, 3/11/10, p.A6)(Econ, 3/30/13, p.33)
2010        Mar 10, Virginia’s general assembly became the first state legislature to ban mandatory health insurance. Idaho followed suit a week later. Some 35 other states planned similar measures.
    (Econ, 3/20/10, p.34)
2010        Mar 10, Corey Haim (b.1971), a Canada-born 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in the vampire films "Lucas" (1986) and "The Lost Boys" (1987) died in Los Angeles. His career was blighted by drug abuse.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Afghanistan a rocket attack killed an Afghan soldier at a security post in Paktika province. In southern Helmand province 3 men were killed by a bomb blast in Marjah.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Algeria almost 200 striking doctors, dentists and pharmacists demonstrated near the presidential palace to press their pay demands. The health professionals have been on strike since the end of December.
    (AFP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, In London self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky won his libel case against RTR, a Kremlin-owned broadcaster, that aired allegations he masterminded the 2006 murder in London of former KGB renegade agent Alexander Litvinenko. RTR, which did not take part in the hearings, called the judgment illegal.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, Cambodia said it will preserve 14 sites at the last bastion of the murderous Khmer Rouge, including the home of their leader Pol Pot, as tourist attractions.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, A UN official said 90 Rwandan rebels have been killed  in eastern Congo during a two-week Congolese army operation conducted with the support of UN peacekeepers.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, Top Egyptian cleric Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi (81), whose views often drew criticism from religious conservatives and secular Muslims, died of a heart attack during a visit to Saudi Arabia. Tantawi angered radicals by supporting organ transplants, denouncing female circumcision and ruling that women should be appointed to senior judicial and administrative positions in government. At the same time, he shocked many Muslims in 2004 by siding with France in its steps to ban the hijab head covering from state schools.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Germany the world's largest tourism fair, the ITB, kicked off in Berlin with the global travel industry hoping for better times following a crisis-hit 2009.
    (AFP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Haiti kidnappers freed two female European aid workers, one from the Czech Republic and the other Belgium, snatched off the streets of the capital and held for five days.
    (AP, 3/12/10)
2010        Mar 10, Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom signed a law making Holocaust denial punishable by three years in prison.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, Iran hanged two convicted drug traffickers in the Shiite shrine city of Qom. Another man, convicted of drug trafficking, was hanged in the city of Ahvaz. The latest hangings bring to at least 30 the number of people executed in Iran so far this year, according to an AFP count based on news reports.
    (AFP, 3/11/10)(AFP, 3/12/10)
2010        Mar 10, Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki underwent surgery. He was released from the hospital the next day in good health. US troops opened fire on a car in western Baghdad, killing Iraqi journalist Aseel al-Obeidi and her husband.
    (AP, 3/11/10)(AP, 3/11/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Italy allies of Premier Berlusconi pushed a controversial measure through parliament that shields the premier from prosecution in 2 ongoing trials.
    (SFC, 3/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Mar 10, National police in Rome said 20 warrants have been issued so far in Palermo and six arrests have been made in the United States. Police say the crackdown targeted a Palermo-based Mafia crime family, and those named in the warrants are suspected of being mobsters and running extortion, money laundering and drug trafficking operations.
    (AP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, Madagascar was hit by Tropical Storm Hubert. Disaster officials soon reported at least 10 people dead.
    (AP, 3/12/10)
2010        Mar 10, Carlos Slim, Mexican telecom tycoon, jumped past Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett when Forbes magazine released its 2010 list of the world's wealthiest.
    (AP, 3/11/10)
2010        Mar 10, The Moroccan government expelled 20 foreign Christian missionaries after religious authorities accused them of proselytism. The expelled missionaries included couples from Britain and The Netherlands who had adopted Moroccan children.
    (AFP, 3/12/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Nigeria some 5,000 activists staged a march in Abuja to demand the sacking of the cabinet and a public appearance by ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, two weeks after he returned to the country. 2 people were killed overnight by soldiers in Jos enforcing a curfew days after attacks on three nearby Christian villages. Plateau state police commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba gave a breakdown of the list of people killed, saying the toll was 109. Aduba also revealed that 49 people were to be charged over the killings, saying they had already confessed to being on a revenge mission.
    (AP, 3/10/10)(AFP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, In Pakistan suspected Islamist militants stormed the World Vision office, a US-based Christian aid agency, in Oghi village in Mansehra district killing six Pakistani aid workers after singling them out and then blowing up the building.
    (Reuters, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, US Vice President Joe Biden met Palestinian leaders, telling them Israel's decision to expand settlement activity in east Jerusalem is undermining the peace efforts he is promoting.
    (AFP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, Qatar's PM Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani said Arab states will respond to Israel's recent decision to expand an east Jerusalem settlement.
    (AFP, 3/10/10)
2010        Mar 10, Rwanda told Carina Tertsakian, a Human Rights Watch researcher, that her work permit had been revoked. On April 23, she was given 24 hours to leave the country.
    (AP, 5/21/10)
2010        Mar 10, A UN Security Council report said up to half the food aid in Somalia is being diverted to corrupt contractors, radical Islamic militants and local UN workers.
    (SFC, 3/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Mar 10, At least three Swedish newspapers published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog after an alleged plot to murder Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who created it, was uncovered in Ireland. Irish police said those arrested were two Algerians, two Libyans, a Palestinian, a Croatian and an American woman married to one of the Algerian suspects. They were not identified by name. On March 13 Irish police said they had released three of the arrested Muslims and American Jamie Paulin-Ramirez (31) without charges.
    (AP, 3/10/10)(AP, 3/13/10)

2011        Mar 10, Under heightened security, Rep. Peter King opened hearings into Islamic radicalization in America, dismissing what he called the "rage and hysteria" surrounding the hearings.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, The US Attorney's office in New Mexico said the mayor of Columbus, Eddie Espinoza, the town's police chief Angelo Vega, and village trustee Blas Gutierrez were among those arrested on an 84-count indictment for allegedly trafficking around 200 guns to Mexico. In July Espinoza pleaded guilty to federal gun smuggling charges and faced 65 years in prison. In August Vega pleaded guilty.
    (Reuters, 3/11/11)(SFC, 7/14/11, p.A6)(SFC, 8/27/11, p.A4)
2011        Mar 10, Actor Charlie Sheen filed a $100 million wrongful-termination lawsuit against Warner Bros. and producer Chuck Lorre for firing him from the TV show “Two and a Half Men."
    (SFC, 3/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Mar 10, Ohio executed Johnnie Baston (37) for the 1994 killing of Chong Mah (53), a Toledo store owner. Baston was executed with pentobarbital, previously used primarily to euthanize animals.
    (SFC, 3/11/11, p.A7)
2011        Mar 10, The Wisconsin Assembly stripped a bill of its spending language and passed legislation with only Republicans present taking away the collective bargaining rights of the state’s government workers.
    (SFC, 3/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Mar 10, Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s brother said a relative was killed overnight by international forces. ISAF had initially issued a statement saying that the man killed in the operation was the father of a Taliban leader who was responsible for distributing car bombs to insurgents in Kandahar city and coordinating weapons supplies from outside Afghanistan. US Army Staff Sgt. Eric Trueblood (27) was killed by an IED in Kandahar province.
    (AFP, 3/10/11)(SFC, 3/12/11, p.C2)
2011        Mar 10, Australia’s Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the nation’s spy agency ASIO has established a 'cyber' intelligence unit to counter possible terror attacks on computer systems from abroad.
    (AFP, 3/11/11)
2011        Mar 10, Bahrain's depleted parliament warned against continued protests near government ministries, calling Shiite rallies for a leadership overhaul in the Persian Gulf kingdom illegal. The parliament has been in limbo since 18 opposition legislators resigned last month to protest the government's deadly crackdown on the demonstrations centered around a tent complex in Pearl Square in Manama.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, British public sector workers were informed that their pensions would become less generous.
    (Econ, 3/12/11, p.66)
2011        Mar 10, The Natural History Museum in London said that it has agreed to return 138 sets of skeletal remains of indigenous people to Australia, in what it hailed as a new approach to the delicate subject of repatriation.
    (AFP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, Human Rights Watch issued a report saying "The enforcement of a compulsory Islamic dress code on women in Chechnya violates their rights to private life, personal autonomy, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion, thought, and conscience."
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, In China Guo Weidong (38), an Internet activist, was detained at his home in Haining. He was charged with subversion for spreading calls for Middle-Eastern style anti-government protests.
    (SSFC, 3/13/11, p.A4)
2011        Mar 10, In China a magnitude 5.8 earthquake toppled more than 3,600 houses and apartment buildings in the southwest near the border with Myanmar, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 200.
    (AP, 3/10/11)(AP, 3/11/11)
2011        Mar 10, France blazed a diplomatic trail as it recognized a newly formed Libyan opposition group, drawing the ire of other European nations for stepping out on its own even as the situation in Libya remained unclear.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, In France the suspected leader of the Basque separatist group ETA's armed cells and three other alleged members of the organization were arrested in Willencourt in northern Pas-de-Calais region. They included Alejandro Zobaran Arriola (29), who an Interior Ministry statement described as the head of ETA's "military apparatus." Another was the alleged logistics chief, Mikel Oroz Torrea (31).
    (AP, 3/11/11)
2011        Mar 10, In India the Dalai Lama (76) said that he will give up his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile and shift that power to an elected representative.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, In Italy the government of Premier Berlusconi approved legislation to drastically overhaul the justice system, including ending the possibility of prosecutors appealing acquittals.
    (SFC, 3/11/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 10, Ivory Coast's entrenched incumbent president imposed a no-fly order on UN aircraft, possibly complicating the return of the internationally recognized election winner who was attending an African Union summit in Ethiopia. Envoys of Laurent Gbagbo rejected an African Union proposal aimed at ending a violent power struggle.
    (AP, 3/10/11)(Reuters, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, In Jamaica gunmen brazenly shot up a police station in Spanish Town just outside Kingston. Intelligence indicated the gun attack was in retaliation for the deaths of three alleged members of the Klansman gang by security forces last weekend.
    (AP, 3/11/11)
2011        Mar 10, Libyan tanks fired on rebel positions around the oil port of Ras Lanuf and warplanes hit another oil hub further east as Muammar Gaddafi carried counter-attacks deeper into the insurgent heartland. Kadhafi's forces sent rebel forces fleeing from a key oil hub and recaptured a town near Tripoli. The New York Times reported that Kadhafi has "tens of billions" of dollars in cash hidden in Tripoli, which allows him to battle an uprising despite an international freeze on Libyan assets.
    (Reuters, 3/10/11)(AFP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, Macedonia opened a new Holocaust Memorial Center dedicated to the Holocaust and its Jewish community, which was almost wiped out during WWII.
    (Econ, 7/16/11, p.88)(http://tinyurl.com/3uflkpj)
2011        Mar 10, In Malaysia the main Christian grouping in the Muslim-majority country said it was "fed up" with the government's refusal to allow the distribution of tens of thousands of Bibles, saying this was an affront to religious freedoms.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, In Mexico banners were hung in Michoacan state announcing a previously unknown gang calling itself the "Knights Templar," less than a month after the local La Familia drug cartel said it intended to disband. Julian Leyzaola (50), a retired army lieutenant colonel, took over the top police job in Ciudad Juarez.
    (AP, 3/10/11)(AP, 4/4/11)
2011        Mar 10, In the southern Philippine suspected Abu Sayyaf militants detonated a powerful bomb near a school on Jolo island, killing at least three people and wounding nine others.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, Romania's Pres. Traian Basescu signed a law making Feb. 20 an official holiday to mark when the slavery of Gypsies, or Roma, was abolished. Roma slavery was abolished Feb. 20, 1856, but discrimination persists against the group.
    (AP, 3/11/11)
2011        Mar 10, Saudi police in the city of Qatif reportedly shot and wounded 3 Shiite protesters, while trying to disperse a protest calling for the release of prisoners.
    (AFP, 3/10/11)(SFC, 3/11/11, p.A4)
2011        Mar 10, Sri Lanka’s PM D.M. Jayaratne said remnants of the island’s defeated Tamil rebels are undergoing military training in India in a bid to revive their separatist campaign at home. The Indian government immediately rejected the claims.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, In Tunisia ousted Tunisian leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's former advisor Abdel Aziz Ben Dhia and Abdel Wahab Abdallah, who served as minister in the presidency, were arrested along with former Senate chief Abdallah Kallal and taken to a military base near Tunis.
    (AFP, 3/12/11)
2011        Mar 10, Yemen's embattled president proposed that the government draw up a new constitution guaranteeing the independence of the parliament and judiciary, but thousands of unsatisfied protesters poured into the streets after his speech to demand the ouster of the Yemeni ruler of 32 years.
    (AP, 3/10/11)
2011        Mar 10, Zimbabwe's PM Morgan Tsvangirai called for a "divorce" in his unity government with President Robert Mugabe, proposing new elections under a regional roadmap.
    (AFP, 3/10/11)

2012        Mar 10, Rick Santorum won the Republican caucuses in Kansas picking up 33 of 40 delegates. Mitt Romney won 7 of 12 delegates in Wyoming.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A12)
2012        Mar 10, In Los Angeles, Ca., a 340 ton granite boulder arrived at the LA County Museum of Art under the direction of earth artist Michael Heizer.
    (Econ, 3/17/12, p.38)
2012        Mar 10, A 70-foot fishing trawler from Oregon, the Lady Cecelia, reported distress off the Washington state coast. All 4 crewmen were missing and believed drowned.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A8)(SFC, 3/12/12, p.A7)
2012        Mar 10, Afghan officials said 5 top Taliban leaders held by the US in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, told a visiting Afghan delegation they agree to a proposed transfer to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar. The US has not yet agreed to the transfer but is considering it as an incentive for the Taliban to participate in peace talks.
    (AP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, Arab and Russian foreign ministers meeting in Cairo called for an end to the violence in Syria "whatever its source," as they struggled try to find common ground on ways to resolve the deadly conflict. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said that it was time to send Arab and foreign troops to Syria.
    (AFP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, In southwest China a Tibetan teenager set himself on fire and died on the sensitive anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight into exile in 1959. The 18-year-old monk was from the restive Kirti Monastery and self-immolated in Aba town in Sichuan province.
    (AFP, 3/13/12)
2012        Mar 10, Jean Giraud (b.1938), French cartoonist aka Moebius, died overnight in Paris.
    (SFC, 3/13/12, p.C3)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud)
2012        Mar 10, In India charismatic politician Akhilesh Yadav (38) was chosen to take power in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically key state, after dealing a stinging electoral humiliation to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty scion Rahul Gandhi.
    (AFP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, Iraqi security and hospital sources said at least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad in the past three weeks in what appears to be a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" clothes and haircuts. Officials and human rights groups said Iraqi teenagers widely perceived to be gay are being brutally killed in Baghdad with Shiite militias distributing lists of targets warning of further assaults.
    (Reuters, 3/10/12)(AFP, 3/11/12)
2012        Mar 10, Israeli aircraft killed 15 militants in 10 airstrikes overnight. So far, militants have fired more than 95 rockets. The Israeli military said its air defense systems intercepted some 25 rockets before they landed.
    (AP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, The crew of an Italian tanker was evacuated by helicopter after the ship ran aground off Sicily in storm-tossed seas, and took on water in its engine room.
    (AP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, In Kenya a grenade attack blamed on Somali Islamist militia killed six people and wounded 42 at the Machakos bus terminus in Nairobi. 3 more people died of their wounds over the next two days. Four grenades were thrown only yards apart from a car driving past the busy terminal. 4 people were soon arrested.
    (AFP, 3/11/12)(AP, 3/12/12)(AFP, 3/13/12)
2012        Mar 10, Myanmar state media reported that a new law has gone into effect giving workers the right to form unions and stage strikes.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A4)
2012        Mar 10, In Pakistan at least six people were killed in a day-long gun battle between militants and government troops in the northwestern Khyber tribal district.
    (AFP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, In Russia more than 20,000 protesters streamed down a central Moscow avenue to denounce Vladimir Putin's presidential election win, but the crowd's relatively small size compared to recent protests suggested the opposition movement has lost some momentum.
    (AP, 3/10/12)
2012        Mar 10, Slovakia held elections. The Smer-Social Democracy party of former PM Robert Fico was the clear winner with 44.4 percent of the vote, or 83 seats in the 150-seat Parliament, with votes from all 5,956 polling stations counted.
    (AP, 3/11/12)
2012        Mar 10, In Somalia an offensive by Islamist Shebab fighters on Ethiopian troops left at least 23 people dead including 17 al-Shabab fighters and 6 Ethiopian troops.
    (AFP, 3/10/12)(SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A4)
2012        Mar 10, In South Sudan some 100,000 cows were stolen over the last 2 days as cattle raiders from the Murle community in Jonglei state attacked the ethnic Lou Nuer living in neighboring Upper Nile state. The ethnic clashes over cattle rustling killed more than 200 people, and hundreds more were abducted.
    (AFP, 3/12/12)
2012        Mar 10, Syrian troops pushed ahead with a new assault on the northern region of Idlib. 17 civilians and four regular army troops were killed in clashes in Idlib province. 28 people were reported killed nationwide. UN envoy Kofi Annan met with Pres. Assad in Damascus trying to bring a halt to fighting and arrange talks between the two sides. Assad told Annan that any political dialogue was doomed to fail "as long as there are armed terrorist groups that work to spread anarchy and destabilize the country." The opposition as well has rejected dialogue, saying it is impossible to talk to Assad's regime.
    (AP, 3/10/12)(AFP, 3/10/12)(SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A6)
2012        Mar 10, Turkish journalist Adem Ozkose (34) and cameraman Hamit Coskun (21) reported from Idlib as Syrian forces with tanks and artillery were preparing to move against poorly armed rebels there. They were not heard from again until May 5 when they called their families while under Syrian detention. On May 11 Iran, acting as diplomatic go-between between Syria and Turkey, negotiated their release.
    (AP, 5/11/12)
2012        Mar 10, In central Yemen airstrikes killed 18 Al-Qaida-linked militants. Separate strikes targeted militants in the south.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A4)

2013        Mar 10, In Middlefield, Ohio, James Gilkerson (42) exited his parked car and then fired 37 AK-47 shots at the officers and their patrol car. Officers Erin Thomas and Brandon Savage returned fire, killing Gilkerson.
    (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu8koHqEEPo)(http://tinyurl.com/cztx3kd)
2013        Mar 10, In Warren, Ohio, a stolen SUV with 8 teenagers flipped over into a pond, killing six of them.
    (AP, 3/11/13)
2013        Mar 10, Virginia authorities reported a string of arson fires in Accomack county that have torched 64 unoccupied structures since Nov 12, with 7 burned in the past week.
    (SSFC, 2/10/13, p.A8)
2013        Mar 10, Bahamas’ environmental minister said offshore oil exploration will be allowed.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, China announced plans to streamline government ministries, doing away with the powerful Railways Ministry and creating a super-agency to regulate the media and realigning other bureaucracies in a bid to boost efficiency. Plans included the merger of the family planning bureaucracy with the health ministry to form a new Health and Family Planning Commission.
    (AP, 3/10/13)(Econ, 3/16/13, p.45)
2013        Mar 10, Egypt's top prosecutor encouraged citizens to arrest anyone breaking the law or committing a crime. This stoked fears of vigilante groups taking over police duties at a time of growing tension and lawlessness.
    (AP, 3/11/13)
2013        Mar 10, An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official said a man suspected of trying to spread Christianity in Libya has died in prison there. The diplomat said Ezzat Atallah, who suffered from diabetes and heart ailments, likely died of natural causes.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, Falkland Islanders began voting in a 2-day referendum on their political status as the government mobilized a major effort to get as many of its 1,650 registered voters as possible.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, In Germany an early-morning fire at an apartment building left 8 people dead, 7 of them children in Backnang, a town near Stuttgart.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, In Iraq gunmen shot and killed Bunyan Sabar al-Obeidi, a spokesman for the Sunni protesters in Kirkuk, as he was driving his car in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, Malta’s PM Lawrence Gonzi of the Nationalist Party conceded defeat as ballots were still being counted in the island nation and eurozone member. Labor leader Joseph Muscat will be sworn in as the new prime minister on March 11. Muscat swept to office with an implausible pledge to cut the island’s sky-high energy tariffs by 25%.
    (AP, 3/11/13)(Econ, 11/14/15, p.55)
2013        Mar 10, In Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi was selected to continue as head of the main opposition party, keeping her leadership post even as the party undergoes a makeover to adjust to the country's new democratic framework.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, In eastern and southern Pakistan hundreds of Christians protesting the burning of their homes by a Muslim mob over alleged blasphemous remarks made against the Islam's Prophet Muhammad clashed with police. A suspected US missile strike killed a foreign militant who was riding on horseback in Datta Khel in North Waziristan.
    (AP, 3/10/13)
2013        Mar 10, Rwanda police arrested Charles Bandora (60) following his extradition from Norway to stand trial for his alleged role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
    (AP, 4/8/14)(http://tinyurl.com/loffxhw)
2013        Mar 10, Welsh-born Princess Lilian (b.1915) died in her Stockholm home. Lilian Davies met Sweden's Prince Bertil (d.1997) in 1943, but his obligations to the throne and her status as a divorced commoner prevented them from making their love public. In 1976 the new king finally gave them approval to marry.
    (AP, 3/11/13)
2013        Mar 10, Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced that he will run in elections to replace Hugo Chavez, launching what many consider a doomed candidacy with a no-holds-barred attack against a government he said had coldly betrayed Venezuelans' trust.
    (AP, 3/10/13)

2014        Mar 10, Colorado said marijuana sales brought in $3.5 million in tax revenues and fees in the first month retail pot outlets were allowed.
    (AFP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, A federal judge in Chicago ruled that Branko Bogdanov (58) and his wife Lela (52) are to remain in jail pending trial for stealing $7 million in a decade-long multistate shopping spree. They had emigrated from Yugoslavia and were in the US illegally.
    (SFC, 3/11/14, p.A7)
2014        Mar 10, Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said they had agreed to merge to create the world's biggest banana supplier. Fyffes is Europe's biggest banana importer and the oldest industry brand, dating to 1929.
    (AP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Journalist Joe McGinniss (b.1942) died. His books included “The Selling of the President “ (1968) and “Fatal Vision" (1983).
    (SFC, 3/11/14, p.A8)
2014        Mar 10, Two Bahraini suspects, one with a US passport, were arrested after they allegedly "demonstrated and attacked a police patrol using Molotov cocktails and iron bars" in the Shiite village of Maameer.
    (AFP, 3/11/14)
2014        Mar 10, A Burundian official said South Africa has expelled a diplomat from Burundi's embassy in connection with a raid on an exiled Rwandan general's Johannesburg home and Burundi is considering a response.
    (Reuters, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, State officials in the Central African Republic were paid their first wage for six months, a small sign of normality in a country that has been paralyzed by war for over a year. A group of UN-mandated investigators said they will launch a probe into human rights violations amid fears of genocide and ethnic cleansing.
    (AFP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Cypriot Central Bank governor Panicos Demetriades, whose testy relations with island's government dogged a tumultuous tenure when Cyprus teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, resigned.
    (Reuters, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, In Germany Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness admitted to evading millions of euros (dollars) in taxes through an undeclared Swiss bank account at a trial that could send the German football great to prison.
    (AP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian judge from Jordan in an altercation at a crossing point between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said Raed Alaa el-Deen Za'eiter (Raed Zeiter) had tried to seize a soldier's gun at the Allenby bridge.
    (Reuters, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Libyan officials said parliament has ordered a special force be sent within one week to "liberate" all rebel-held ports in the volatile east, raising the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenues.
    (Reuters, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Flooding in parts of southern Mozambique prompted authorities to call on people to evacuate. More than 6,000 people living in the Incomati basin were at risk from flooding.
    (AFP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, The Philippines air dropped food and water to soldiers stationed on a grounded transport ship on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal. A day earlier China blocked two Filipino supply ships from reaching the troops.
    (Reuters, 3/12/14)
2014        Mar 10, In the Philippines some 50 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels launched a series of attacks in southern Davao del Sur province's Matanao township, killing 10 government troops and wounding nine. At least two guerrillas were killed and nine captured. Security forces were on heightened alert for the NPA's founding anniversary on March 29, which rebels traditionally mark by attacking government troops and installations.
    (AP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Russian troops opened fire with automatic rifles during a takeover of a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea.
    (Reuters, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, South Africa said it will ask Mozambican authorities to investigate reports of sexual abuse of its female nationals held in the neighbouring country's jails.
    (AFP, 3/10/14)   
2014        Mar 10, Switzerland froze the assets and bank accounts of nine more Ukrainians, including another son of ousted president Viktor Yanukovich and the son of a former prime minister, all of whom are suspected of human rights abuses and misuse of state funds.
    (Reuters, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, The office of Switzerland's attorney general said its criminal investigation into former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme has concluded that some of the victims' money was laundered in Swiss accounts.
    (AP, 3/10/14)
2014        Mar 10, Activist group All Out said the global telecom company Orange has withdrawn advertising from Red Pepper, a Ugandan tabloid newspaper that printed the names of 200 suspected homosexuals after a severe anti-gay law was enacted last month.
    (AP, 3/10/14)

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