On This Day in History: March 10
March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 296 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- Tennessee truck driver wins $2 million lottery jackpot while on the road. Luck comes in threes for a third generation truck driver, who went numb when he found out that he won a $2 million jackpot while making a stop on the road.
- Virginia woman wins $150,000 lottery payout in one Pick 4 drawing. Some people have all the luck. In February, that person was Deborah Brown.
- NY couple collects state's largest-ever scratch-off lottery prize. James and Sylvia Silverence are the winners of the New York Lottery's largest-ever scratch-off prize.
- No $50K bonus for Washington retailer who sold winning lottery ticket. Last year the Washington Legislature decided to increase revenue by reducing commissions to stores selling lottery tickets.
- $338M NJ Powerball winner reconciles with girlfriend who sued him. After settling a lawsuit that sought a cut of her former live-in boyfriend's $338 million Powerball winnings, Inez Sanchez has reconciled with her now-loaded beau, Pedro Quezada.
- $183 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Wednesday. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $183 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- $171 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls. Tuesday night we'll find out if the Mega Millions lottery game enters into the realm of $200+ million jackpots, or if an incredibly lucky ticket-holder wins a $171 million jackpot.
- Calif. man claims $134M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. California Lottery officials Tuesday announced the name of a man, believed to be a Long Beach resident, who has won the $134 million Mega Millions jackpot.
- N.J. Lottery to add Powerball?. Two state officials who have been briefed on the budget Gov. Jon S. Corzine will present to the Legislature on Tuesday say it includes a proposal that New Jersey become the 31st state to offer Powerball.
- Fortune cookie prophecy comes true for lottery winners. Two Nampa men will split a $600,000 Powerball prize, and they credit a fortune cookie for their good fortune.
- Iowa Lottery requires winners to sign tickets. On the heels of a similar announcement from the Ontario Lottery, the Iowa Lottery has imposed a new rule aimed at reducing the possibility of retailer fraud.
- Glitch in lottery system, N.L. woman says. A lottery player in Newfoundland says there could be a problem with Atlantic Lottery tickets after she says she was denied her prize.
- Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $230 million. The jackpot in "America's Game" continues to grow, as do the lines at the lottery ticket counters.
- $200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires. A $200,000 winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in New Mexico expired today, without anyone stepping forward to rightfully claim the prize.
- Oklahoma lawmakers acused of holding lottery funds. An aide to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says he's concerned that the House hasn't approved a request for supplemental funding for the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission.
- Oklahoma Lottery Commission Starts Search For Director. Oklahoma's new Lottery Commission Tuesday began preparing the process for hiring an executive director.
- NY Lottery continues Quick Draw investigation. The New York State Lottery's investigation of suspicious sales of its Quick Draw game is still underway and there is no timetable for completion.
- Colorado Lottery employees accused of taking gifts won't face charges. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against Colorado Division of Lottery employees accused of improperly accepting gifts from vendors between 1999 and 2003.
- Georgia House to vote on Internet lottery bill tomorrow. State House members in Georgia have scheduled a Thursday vote on a bill that would establish a means to buy lottery tickets over the Internet, but the bill may run into legal trouble.
- N.C. lawmakers push for quick vote on lottery. Leaders in the N.C. House hope to hold an up-or-down vote on a state lottery within the next several weeks and not put the issue to a vote of the people, House Speaker Jim Black said yesterday.
- NJ may ban smoking in casinos. Acting New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey may use the power the position he stumbled into when Gov. McGreevey resigned last year to push an aggressive anti-smoking agenda, which would even include banning smoking in New Jersey casinos.
- Mega Millions jackpot increases to $20 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $20 million Wednesday.
- Indiana woman claims $6.5 million jackpot. A Greenwood, Indiana woman has claimed a $6.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot from a drawing nearly four months ago, lottery officials said Tuesday.
- No Lottery for Mississippi. Mississippi lawmakers refused to take a chance on a proposed state lottery to help fund education.
- Cleveland TV Station Stole Mega Millions Broadcast. WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, picked up WGN's live broadcast of the multistate Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot of $239 million on Feb. 20.
- Colorado Lottery violations detailed in report. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has sent the Arapahoe County district attorney a report that details widespread gift-taking and policy violations in the offices of the Colorado Lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$448.2 Million
Mar 13, 2019
- 2.$380.6 Million
Mar 10, 2018
- 3.$318 Million
Mar 13, 2018
- 4.$309 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 5.$230 Million
Mar 12, 2008
- 6.$183 Million
Mar 13, 2013
- 7.$171 Million
Mar 13, 2012
- 8.$170 Million
Mar 10, 2010
- 9.€112 Million
Mar 11, 2014
- 10.$154.9 Million
Mar 10, 2021
- 11.$151 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 12.€119.95 Million
Mar 11, 2021
- 13.$142 Million
Mar 10, 2007
- 14.€111.49 Million
Mar 10, 2018
- 15.€118.25 Million
Mar 12, 2019
- 16.$119 Million
Mar 11, 2015
- 17.€80 Million
Mar 11, 2011
- 18.$110 Million
Mar 11, 2020
- 19.$106 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 20.$104 Million
Mar 11, 2017
- 21.€73 Million
Mar 12, 2019
- 22.$79 Million
Mar 10, 2004
- 22.$79 Million
Mar 12, 2021
- 24.€72 Million
Mar 10, 2017
- 25.€63.61 Million
Mar 12, 2021
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Monday, Mar 10, 1986
35 years old
Saturday, Mar 10, 1973
48 years old
Friday, Mar 10, 1972
49 years old
Friday, Mar 10, 1967
54 years old
Tuesday, Mar 10, 1964
57 years old
Saturday, Mar 10, 1962
59 years old
Saturday, Mar 10, 1962
59 years old
Monday, Mar 10, 1952
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX, crashes, leading to all 737 MAX aircraft being grounded worldwide.
- The impeachment of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea in response to a major political scandal is unanimously upheld by the country's Constitutional Court, ending her presidency.
- The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
- The Dot-com bubble peaks with the NASDAQ Composite stock market index reaching 5,048.62.
- In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
- Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus.
- Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.
- Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. military with My Lai war crimes.
- In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to recant.
- Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacks rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
- Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, thousands of Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.
- Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba.
- Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is convicted of treason.
- World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting conflagration kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
- Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
- The Long Beach earthquake affects the Greater Los Angeles Area, leaving around 108 people dead.
- Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.
- By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.
- The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in northern France.
- Almon Strowger patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
- The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.
- The first Azerbaijani play, The Adventures of the Vizier of the Khan of Lenkaran, prepared by Akhundov, is performed by Hassan-bey Zardabi and dramatist and Najaf-bey Vezirov.
- El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bamana Empire of Mali.
- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
- The French Foreign Legion is created by Louis Philippe, the King of France, from the foreign regiments of the Kingdom of France.
- The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
- Emperor Napoleon I is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
- French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.
- An agreement between Nader Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja, Azerbaijan and Russian troops are withdrawn from occupied territories.
- French "Sun King" Louis XIV begins his personal rule of France after the death of his premier, the Cardinal Mazarin.
- Charles I dissolves the Parliament of England, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
- Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
- Spaniard Fray Tomás de Berlanga, the fourth Bishop of Panama, discovers the Galápagos Islands by chance on his way to Peru.
- The Later Han is founded by Liu Zhiyuan. He declares himself emperor.
- Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
- 241 BC
- First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
Births On This Day
- Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player
- DaeSean Hamilton, American football player
- Zach LaVine, American basketball player
- Sergey Mozgov, Russian ice dancer
- Nikita Parris, English footballer
- Jack Butland, English footballer
- Neeskens Kebano, French-born Congolese international footballer
- Josh Hoffman, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
- Ego Nwodim, actress and repertory player on Saturday Night Live
- Ivan Rakitić, Croatian football player
- Martellus Bennett, American football player
- Greg Eastwood, New Zealand rugby league player
- Māris Štrombergs, Latvian BMX racer
- Ben May, English footballer
- Étienne Boulay, Canadian football player
- Rafe Spall, English actor
- Janet Mock, American journalist, author, and activist
- Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
- Kwame Brown, American basketball player
- Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
- Steven Reid, English-Irish footballer
- Camille, French singer-songwriter and actress
- Benjamin Burnley, American musician
- Shannon Miller American gymnast
- Barbara Schett, Austrian tennis player
- Jason Croker, Australian rugby league player and coach
- Chris Sutton, English footballer
- Mauricio Taricco, Argentinian footballer and assistant manager
- Timbaland, American rapper and producer
- Jon Hamm, American actor and director
- Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)
- Alma Čardžić, Bosnian singer
- Mike Timlin, American baseball player
- Jillian Richardson, Canadian sprinter
- Rod Woodson, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
- Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter
- Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
- Jeff Ament, American bass player and songwriter
- Rick Rubin, American record producer
- Jasmine Guy, American actress, singer, and director
- Seiko Matsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter
- Laurel Clark, American captain, physician, and astronaut (d. 2003)
- Garth Crooks, English footballer and sportscaster
- Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- Sharon Stone, American actress and producer
- Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
- Robert Llewellyn, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Larry Myricks, American long jumper and sprinter
- Toshio Suzuki, Japanese race car driver
- Paul Haggis, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
- Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean politician, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2018)
- Austin Carr, American basketball player
- Kim Campbell, Canadian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Canada
- Tom Scholz, American rock musician
- Gérard Garouste, French contemporary artist
- Jim Valvano, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
- Katharine Houghton, American actress and playwright
- Madhavrao Scindia, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Railways (d. 2001)
- Peter Berresford Ellis, English historian and author
- Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist
- David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
- Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian activist and author (d. 2013)
- Irina Press, Ukrainian-Russian hurdler and pentathlete (d. 2004)
- Norman Blake, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Sepp Blatter, Swiss businessman
- Graham Farmer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2019)
- Gergely Kulcsár, Hungarian javelin thrower (d. 2020)
- Marcia Falkender, Baroness Falkender, English politician (d. 2019)
- Georges Dor, Canadian author, playwright, and composer (d. 2001)
- Sándor Iharos, Hungarian runner (d. 1996)
- Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (d. 2012)
- Sara Montiel, Spanish actress (d. 2013)
- James Earl Ray, American criminal; assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. (d. 1998)
- Claude Laydu, Belgian-French actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
- Marques Haynes, American basketball player (d. 2015)
- Bob Lanier, American lawyer, banker, and politician, Mayor of Houston (d. 2014)
- Judith Jones, American literary and cookbook editor (d. 2017)
- Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
- Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
- Günther Rall, German general and pilot (d. 2009)
- David Hare, American Surrealist artist, sculptor, photographer and painter (d. 1992)
- Harry Bertoia, Italian-American sculptor and furniture designer (d. 1978)
- Joža Horvat, Croatian writer (d. 2012)
- Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (d. 1931)
- Edward Bawden, British artist and illustrator (d. 1989)
- Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright, journalist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)
- Michel Seuphor, Belgian painter (d. 1999)
- Violet Brown, Jamaican supercentenarian, oldest Jamaican ever (d. 2017)
- Pandelis Pouliopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (d. 1943)
- Frederick Coulton Waugh, British cartoonist, painter, teacher and author (d. 1973)
- Arthur Honegger, French composer and educator (d. 1955)
- Gregory La Cava, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1952)
- Albert Ogilvie, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1939)
- Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)
- Jessie Boswell, English painter (d. 1956)
- Pascual Ortiz Rubio, Mexican diplomat and president (1930-1932) (d. 1963)
- Anna Hyatt Huntington, American sculptor (d. 1973)
- Jakob Wassermann, German-Austrian soldier and author (d. 1934)
- David Riazanov, Russian theorist and politician (d. 1938)
- Hector Guimard, French-American architect (d. 1942)
- Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian, and author, founded the Henry Street Settlement (d. 1940)
- Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
- Spencer Gore, English tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
- Hallie Quinn Brown, African-American educator, writer and activist (d. 1949)
- Edward Baker Lincoln, American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
- Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
- Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (d. 1908)
- Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, British Pre-Raphaelite painter (d. 1927)
- Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet and lawyer (d. 1886)
- Joseph Légaré, Canadian painter and glazier, artist, seigneur and political figure (d. 1855)
- Manuel de la Peña y Peña, Mexican lawyer and 20th President (1847) (d. 1850)
- Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1857)
- Edward Hodges Baily, English sculptor (d. 1867)
- Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1862)
- William Etty, English painter and academic (d. 1849)
- Louis Hersent, French painter (d. 1860)
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1829)
- Joseph Williamson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1840)
- Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian-American priest and poet (d. 1838)
- Georg Wilhelm Steller, German botanist, zoologist, physician, and explorer (d. 1746)
- Giacomo Serpotta, Italian Rococo sculptor (d. 1732)
- John Benbow, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1702)
- François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)
- Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (d. 1694)
- Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch alchemist and chemist (d. 1670)
- Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (d. 1572)
- Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1564)
- Ferdinand II, king of Castile and León (d. 1516)
Deaths On This Day
- Ken Adam, German-English production designer and art director (b. 1921)
- Roberto Perfumo, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster
- Jovito Salonga, Filipino lawyer and politician, 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1920)
- Anita Brookner, English novelist and art historian (b. 1928)
- Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1952)
- Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, British born Swedish Princess (b.1915)
- Jean Giraud, French author and illustrator (b. 1938)
- Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
- Bill Blackbeard, American author and illustrator (b. 1926)
- Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian scholar and academic (b. 1928)
- Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
- Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
- Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
- Dave Allen, Irish-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
- Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)
- Lloyd Bridges, American actor and director (b. 1913)
- LaVern Baker, American singer and actress (b. 1929)
- Ross Hunter, American film producer (b. 1926)
- Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and composer (b. 1925)
- Andy Gibb, Australian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1958)
- Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1907)
- Konstantin Chernenko, Russian soldier and politician, Head of State of The Soviet Union (b. 1911)
- Bob Nieman, American baseball player (b. 1927)
- E. Power Biggs, English-American organist and composer (b. 1906)
- Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
- Frank O'Connor, Irish short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1903)
- Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1872)
- Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, visual artist, and ballet dancer (b. 1900)
- Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician (b. 1886)
- Wilbur Scoville, American pharmacist and chemist (b. 1865)
- Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright (b. 1891)
- Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian journalist and author (b. 1884)
- Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper (b. 1878)
- Harriet Tubman, American nurse and activist (b. c.1820)
- Karl Lueger, Austrian lawyer and politician Mayor of Vienna (b. 1844)
- Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1824)
- Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)
- Savitribai Phule, Indian poet and activist (b. 1831)
- Charles Frederick Worth, English-French fashion designer (b. 1825)
- Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1805)
- Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet, playwright, and ethnographer (b. 1814)
- Muzio Clementi, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1752)
- John Pinkerton, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, author, numismatist and historian (b. 1758)
- John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1713)
- Élie Catherine Fréron, French author and critic (b. 1718)
- Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (b. 1641)
- Jacob van Ruisdael, Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1628)
- Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1517)
- William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester
- Balthasar Hübmaier, German/Moravian Anabaptist leader
- John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1442)
- Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic
- Arghun, Mongol ruler in Persia (b. c.1258)
- Liu Zhiyuan, Shatuo founder of the Later Han dynasty (b. 895)
- Pope Simplicius