March 10 is the 69th day of the year. There are 296 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+1804 – Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
1969 – In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to recant.
+2006 – The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
( Births )
+1933 – Ralph Emery, American radio and television host
1940 – Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist
+1946 – Jim Valvano, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
1977 – Robin Thicke, American singer-songwriter and producer 1983 – Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress