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 This day in History - March 10
358 Historic Events for March 10
1945

US troops lands on Mindanao

Event
1945

Japan declares Vietnam Independence

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1946

Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)

Birth
1946

Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil

Event
1947

Avril "Kim" Campbell, Canada's 1st female premier (1993- )

Birth
1947

Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)

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1947

Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author

Birth
1948

Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered

Death
1948

1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca

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1948

Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Birth
1948

Eddie Grundy, rocker

Birth
1949

Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949

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1950

Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)

Birth
1951

"Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 perfs

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1951

FBI director J Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

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1952

Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)

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1952

Military coup by general Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

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1953

Caroline H "Carolien" van de Berg, actress (Havinck)

Birth
1953

Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92

Death
1955

Mark David Chapman, assassin (John Lennon)

Birth
1955

Juliusz Machulski, Poland, director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)

Birth
1955

Bunny DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rocker (Debarge)

Birth
1956

Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)

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1956

General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios

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1956

Janet Anderson, West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)

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